AI for Humanity (France’s AI strategy)

The Prime Minister Édouard Philippe tasked Cédric Villani with a mission on artificial intelligence. The goal was to lay the foundations of an ambitious French strategy in the AI field.


Given the fast-changing nature of AI technologies and practices, our society has a collective duty to be aware of and discuss the issues this raises. This is especially relevant for fragile populations and groups already excluded from the digital sector, for whom AI represents an even greater danger.

AI could lead to a better, fairer and more efficient society, or it could lead to wealth being concentrated in the hands of a very small group of digital elites. Therefore, in the AI field, inclusive policies must seek to attain two goals: ensure that the development of these technologies does not increase social and economic equalities, and use AI to reduce these inequalities.

Source: AI for humanity