Jean-Gabriel GANASCIA

  • Professor
  • LIP6 - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6
  • Communities
    Digital Humanities
    Mathematics, Computer Science & Robotics
  • Expertise
    Data fusion
    Digitial Humanities
    History of AI
    Knowledge graphs
    Machine learning


Président du comité d’éthique de Pôle Emploi / Président du comité d’éthique de NumAlim / Membre du comité pilote d’éthique du numérique deputy director of OBVIL Labex; head of ACASA-LIP6 team; chairman of the CNRS Ethical Committee


-Prize Roberval attributed to the book entitled "Le mythe de la Singularité: faut-il craindre l’intelligence artificielle", édition du Seuil, 2017. This book originally written in French has been translated in Japanese, Portuguese, Korean and Arabic.
- Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2019, awarded by the President of the French Republic
- Chairman of the pilot committee of the CHEC (Cycle des Hautes Etudes de la Culture) which is an advanced teaching program whose purpose is to provide top civil servants and those involved in the world of trade and industry with a thorough grounding in current cultural policies and challenges.
- Senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France since 2015. Notice that the Institut Universitaire de France distinguishes each year a small number of university professors (only 2% have been currently distinguished) for their research excellence, as evidenced by their international recognition.
- EURAI (European Association for Artificial Intelligence) Fellow (cf. r/fellow_program). Let notice that, as is said on the EurAI website, “The EurAI Fellows programme recognises European AI researchers who have made exceptional contributions to the field.” and “The EurAI Fellows Program honors only a very small percentage of the total membership of all EurAI member societies (up to a maximum of 3%).”

Selected publications

- Ganascia J-G, Powers T, "The Ethics of Ethics of AI", to appear in the handbook of Ethics of AI, Oxford Academic Press, 2019
- Berreby F., Bourgne G., Ganascia J.-G.: Event-Based and Scenario-Based Causality for Computational Ethics. AAMAS 2018: 147-155
- Ganascia, J-G, Tessier C and Powers T., « On the Autonomy and Threat of “Killer Robots” », APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers, vol. 17, n° 2, summer 2018, p. 3-9 (
- Ganascia, J.-G., and Mainardi, C. Crossed Semantic Analysis of Literary Texts with DeSeRT. In Digital Humanities (Krakow, Poland, July 2016).
- Ganascia J.-G., "Non-monotonic Resolution of Conflicts for Ethical Reasoning", in A Construction Manual for Robots' Ethical Systems: Requirements, Methods, Implementations, ed. R. Trappl, 2015

International collaborations

University of Chicago (USA), University of Delaware (USA)

Industrial collaborations

Berger Levrault, Ardans, Jouve, Editis, Thales