Ethical Management of AI: A French-American Dialogue

Artificial intelligence (AI) models are now capable of collecting and analyzing enormous datasets in ways that are challenging fundamental values embraced within Europe and the United States. Holding much promise in terms of increased productivity, efficiency and quality time, AI programs and algorithms could function as an assistant, a peer, a manager or even as a friend. Indeed, they might be so revolutionary that no one, regardless of whether they are consumers, citizens, patients, operators or stakeholders, will remain unaffected.

The power of AI is such that it may jeopardize what it means to be human and whether people retain freedom of choice. AI might reshape the relationship between humans and technology in society. The ethical issues emerging from AI are complex and quickly evolving. What follows is that identifying and implementing appropriate solutions can be difficult.

The approaches taken by France, the European Union and the United States to address these ethical issues are currently being defined and the governments are, in 2021, still considering options to maximize the potential of AI and big data while mitigating potential ethical issues.

November 2, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


This online event is free and open to the public


This event is organized by the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta, the Emory University Center for Ethics, the University of Nantes “Droit et Changement Social” (Law and Social Change) Research Center and DataSanté Research Program, with the support of the Atlanta Office of the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the United States and the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States.