Institut Mines-Télécom Business School has joined forces with IRI, the Institute for Research and Innovation at the Pompidou Centre

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Since 2008, IMT – Institut Mines-Télécom has been an executive member of the IRI, which was created by the Pompidou Centre in partnership with philosopher Bernard Stiegler. At a meeting on Thursday, December 13, 2018, the IRI board of directors gave further strength to this collaboration by electing Claire Thierry as Chief Delegate of Institut Mines-Télécom Business School.

 A platform for developing and reflecting upon our collective digital challenges, IRI has worked with IMT and its Business School for several years now, which, through its various missions, values and fields of research, finds itself at the heart of the digital issues affecting society today.

For Institut Mines-Télécom Business School, this partnership translates into a range of further collaborations. In terms of teaching, IRI is involved in the Digital Ingenuity Master in the third year of the Grande Ecole program, which IMT-BS has just launched for student managers, engineers and designers, in partnership with Télécom SudParis and the Reims School of Art and Design. IRI will also host a conference on the Evry campus in January 2019.

In terms of research, philosopher Bernard Stiegler and Vincent Puig, IRI Founder and Executive Director, will be at the forefront of communications and conferences at study days, symposia and seminars organized by research professors within the school and vice-versa.

Institut Mines-Télécom Business School is delighted to be part of this collaboration, based on a real affinity for the subjects and studies.

Why we need to develop – and raise awareness of – responsible artificial intelligence

AI is based on the computer programs that govern our lives, the extent of which most people are simply unaware. These programs and algorithms have a profound effect on citizens – they can skew, discriminate and encapsulate our judgments and opinions.

We’re at a real turning point when it comes to AI. Its rate of progress and technological innovations are incredible, particularly in terms of health and industry. But many reports and studies also warn of the potential dangers of AI. The idea of responsibility therefore has to play a key role in our understanding of AI development, allowing us to truly use these systems for the benefit of individuals and society as a whole.

This is the context in which Christine Balagué, Institut Mines-Télécom Business School Professor and AI Data Member, took part in the ‘Montreal Declaration’ on responsible artificial intelligence development (launched November 3, 2017 in Montreal as part of the Responsible AI Forum). In 2019, she will also take part, via Institut Mines-Télécom and in partnership with Sciences Po, in the launch of ‘Good in Tech’, the AI observatory on society, which will work to promote responsible development in AI.