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Source: Webtime medias as of 08-07-2020

Promoting responsible and ethical Artificial Intelligence by opening up a thorough reflection on AI and measuring how it will impact different aspects of society: this is the mission that has been assigned to OTESIA. The Observatory of Economic and Societal Technological Impacts of Artificial Intelligence was launched for this purpose last November by the Department and its partners (CASA, Côte d’Azur University and CCI Nice Côte d’Azur) in conjunction with the House of Artificial Intelligence opened in Sophia Antipolis.

The observatory is led by Jean-Marc-Gambaudo, former president of UCA, current director of the 3IA Côte d’Azur and project leader of the UCA JEDI Idex project. An academic particularly involved in the AI ecosystem of the territory. As for the studies and analyses that OTESIA is responsible for issuing, they aim both to inform citizens and to accompany public policies.

It is this research that is being launched today with the first four projects. All involve researchers from Côte d’Azur University, partner and co-founder of OTESIA and winner of the national AAP “Interdisciplinary Institute in Artificial Intelligence” (3IA), testifying to the remarkable expertise of the territory’s researchers in the field of AI. The results of this work will lead to specialized publications but also to articles aimed at the general public.

  1. 1st project: “AI and Health” survey: Deciphering the multiple dimensions and impacts of digital use in medical and social institutions, in particular, EHPADs, to assess the level of acculturation and adoption of digital tools (including artificial intelligence) for both professionals and residents, the link between care and digital, but also the level of cooperation and coordination with other players in the health system, with the aim of identifying risky situations, anticipating needs and putting digital at the service of institutions and their residents.
  2. 2nd Project: Preventing Cyber-Harassment and Cyber-Hate: Develop hate message detection software from a natural language analysis to understand their argument structure, enabling victims to develop critical thinking and counter-speech for a better fight against cyber-harassment and cyber-hate.
  3. Project 3: Artificial Intelligence Devoted to Education (AIDE): Studying the development of computer thinking in a two-pronged approach: creative and critical of digital, and modeling creative problem-solving tasks.
  4. Project 4: Impact of machine learning on skills: Contributing to an understanding of the learning processes by which companies develop new technological capabilities.

“Four major projects are launched around topics that concern us all”

“Today, four major projects are launched around topics that concern us all: the relationship to the digital devices of medical and social institutions including EHPADS and our seniors, particularly important after the health crisis we experienced, the prevention of cyber-harassment and cyber-hate, but also the impact of AI in the world of work and in education” stressed Charles-Ange Ginésy, President of the Department. “Thesestudies will allow us to better understand the issues of Artificial Intelligence and to consider how our territory can respond to them. This is an illustration that the Alpes-Maritimes can become a national reference on AI and be at the heart of the digital revolution.”

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