Artificial Intelligence

Changed on 16/12/2020

Artificial intelligence does not exist ... but the combined power of available data, algorithms (often based on learning approaches) and computing resources opens up tremendous opportunities in many areas.

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Inria has therefore taken on a role of State operator to support public policies, with the aim of making France a leader in AI: Inria puts forward proposals and coordinates operators around supported initiatives, while providing scientific and technological expertise. Above all, the Institute furthers the development of French higher education, research, and innovation ecosystems for digital sciences and technology

Inria is in charge of leading the “3IA” network, the four interdisciplinary institutes for artificial intelligence chosen to structure training and research programs dedicated to AI. 

It is also Inria’s mission to develop international cooperation initiatives, in particular with Germany, and to increase the economic impact of public research by founding and supporting start-ups through the Startup Studio.


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Larsen project-team

Provide the algorithmic basis to allow robots to recover autonomously from unexpected damage in a matter of minutes. An ERC winning project led by JB Mouret (2015-2020).

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Flowers project-team

For the KidLearn project, development of personalized learning methods (how to give a student the "right" set of exercises to help them progress). These methods were used in KidBreath, a site for asthmatic children.

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Multispeech team-project


As part of the European project COMPRISE (COst-effective, Multilingual, PRIvacy-driven voice-enabled SErvices), Inria and its European partners want to develop a new kind of voice interaction technology, taking into account security by design.

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Ioana Manolescu and complex data

How to efficiently exploit billions of data recorded in various formats and distributed over thousands of servers? This apparently impossible challenge is at the heart of the work of Ioana Manolescu, director of the Cedar research team, common to Inria and École Polytechnique.

Fujitsu and Inria, a dedicated partnership

Fujitsu and Inria combine their expertise around a research and co-creation program on Artificial Intelligence. This partnership focuses on a long-term research program on AI and massive data processing. One of the first research directions is based on the analysis and understanding of data from the Internet of Things (IoT).

Discover the Inria White Paper on IA

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Inria's White Paper on AI is a manifesto that provides a consistent introduction to the challenges posed by advances in research in this field... With contributions from 45 researchers, this reference text invites the reader to rethink transhumanism, to discover the secrets of automatic learning... and, why not, to put a certain "robot-phobia" back into perspective?