Symposium: “AI Generation 2030” and

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On March 17, 2022, as part of the French Presidency of the European Union and at the heart of the European AI Week 2022, the French Embassy in Belgium and AI4Belgium are joining forces to organise the “AI Generation 2030” conference.

This event will bring to the forefront the new generation of young researchers and entrepreneurs in the strategic sector of artificial intelligence in France, Belgium, and across Europe.

The conference will be an opportunity to exchange on national and European strategies in the field of AI, on Franco-Belgian and European funding opportunities for their project, as well as on the existing AI ecosystems.

Short presentation sessions, during which participants will be able to present their work and vision to future partners, will constitute the core of this day placed under the sign of dialogue between future leaders in artificial intelligence. It will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about innovative AI projects across borders, and to forge promising new partnerships.

While affirming the French and Belgian expertise in artificial intelligence, the “AI Generation 2030” conference will thus allow the strengthening of bilateral and multilateral cooperation. The event also aims to lay the foundations of a joint Franco-Belgian work programme to promote the exchange of expertise, the development of cooperation in research, the strengthening of our economic capacities and support for the development of the ecosystem.

Among the speakers:

Mrs Sophie Wilmès Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs and Foreign Trade (to be confirmed)

Mr. Thierry Breton, European Commissioner in charge of digital (video)

Mr François Sénémaud, French Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium (to be confirmed)

Mr. Bernard Clerfayt, Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Employment and Vocational Training, Digital Transition, Local Authorities and Animal Welfare

Mr. Renaud Vedel, Head of the national AI acceleration strategy  in France, DGE, Ministry of Economy, on the role of AI in the French Presidency of the European Council

Mr. Nathanaël Ackerman, Head of AI4Belgium, Innovation & AI Strategy for the Public Federal Service (SPF BoSa), Digital Mind for BelgiumModerator Mrs. Anne Laure Cadji, Project Manager at Trusted Artificial Intelligence Labs (TRAIL)

Mr. Bart Becks: Chairman EURACTIV, Chairman E-Health Valley, member of the EIC council.Mrs. Kat Borlongan: Founding member of Scale-Up Europe and Former Director of La French Tech, member of the EIC council

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