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Towards human AI – VIVAH

Submission summary

The programme strategy of the University of Artois is to promote and conduct core research on explainable AI as well as quality interdisciplinary research on important issues in Social Sciences and Chemistry.
Two application domains, Health and Retail, considered as priorities by Region Hauts-de-France will also be investigated.
Overall, the programme will be leaned back against the CRIL (CNRS UMR 8188) lab that is highly specialized in AI.
Indeed, CRIL is a top French lab with a strong publication record (most published papers are ranked A* or A), state-of-the-art softwares (e.g., the SAT solver Glucose has become standard in satisfiability solving) and internationally-renowned members (e.g., 2 EurAI Fellows, the CNRS innovation medalist in 2018 and the director of the GDR IA of CNRS).
Interestingly, two-thirds of the PhD subjects of our programme called VIVAH involve interdisciplinary research.
On the one hand, the programme component about ``AI and social sciences'' will permit to conduct joint research activities with specialists in Linguistics, Sociology (health care, social service, smart homes) and Law (N. Nevejans being ranked among ``the 100 French who count in Artificial Intelligence''
by ``L'Usine Nouvelle'' in February 2018.).
On the other hand, the programme component on ``AI and Chemistry'' will allow us to address some important chemistry issues (notably in green chemistry) thanks to a close collaboration between members of CRIL and UCCS (CNRS UMR 8181).

Project coordination

Christophe Lecoutre (Université d'Artois)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


UArtois Université d'Artois

Help of the ANR 300,000 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: August 2020 - 60 Months

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