Ethical Management of AI: A French-American dialogue on privacy, trust and human oversight in health and well-being


Artificial intelligence (AI) models are now capable of collecting and analyzing enormously large databases in ways that are challenging fundamental values claimed in Europe and the United States. Throughout their lifecycle, AI programs and algorithms – which are full of promises of increased productivity, efficiency, and quality time; and conceived as an assistant, a peer, a manager, or even as a friend – might be so revolutionary that no one, regardless of whether they are consumers, citizens, operators or stakeholders, will remain unaffected. Nonetheless, AI empowers the machine to such a point that it may jeopardize what is to be human compared to a machine, what it is to have free choice and even what it is to play a role in society. France, the European Union and the United States have not yet clearly defined the approaches they will take to address these ethical issues. The governments are, in 2020, still considering options to maximize the potential of AI and big data while mitigating ethical dilemmas.

This event is organized by Georgia Institute of Technology, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta, the Emory University Center for Ethics, the Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing, the Université de Nantes, SKEMA Business School, and French Tech Raleigh – Research Triangle, with the support of the Atlanta Office of the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the United State and the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States.


November 9, 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST (Atlanta) / 14h45 – 18h00 CET (France)

November 10, 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST (Atlanta) / 14h45 – 18h00 CET (France)

Registration: Stay tuned for the registration link


Additional Partners:

– Center for Ethics and Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology

– Center for Ethics, Emory University

– Data Santé, Université de Nantes

– DSC, Université de Nantes

– SKEMA Business School

– French Tech Raleigh – Research Triangle