The "Interact, Understand, Create" area is situated at the crossroads of many scientific domains such as human-machine interaction, robotics, artificial intelligence, the processing of mono and multimedia content, knowledge representation, processing big data". With an approach designed bring together the ICST and SSH (Social Sciences and humanities) disciplines, it also intends to address the question of customs, human factors, legal issues, economic models and value chains. The programme plans to showcase some forty projects each day through poster sessions, talks and demonstrations. During the two days, workshops and round tables will provide opportunities for the public and private players to discuss in greater depth subjects such as ethics in robotics, machine translation in the era of the Digital Single Market, data sets and data stakes in research, and the arrival of virtual reality helmets in consumer applications.
 

Provisional programme 

Wednesday 16th November 

   
  • Posters & flash presentations session 
At the end of a fast-moving "one minute madness" session, come and discover in greater detail the projects funded by ANR in the fields of HMI, robotics, data processing, multimedia content and knowledge. The programme features a poster session for about forty projects and not-to-be-missed demonstrations!
   
  • Round table: "Data sets and data stakes: access to data for research purposes"
Access to data has become an issue with high stakes for research. The "fair use" principle applied in the United States gives American researchers the possibility of accessing large databases. European and French legislative frameworks are more restrictive and require researchers to undertake procedures which are sometimes long and complex to have access to data (patients' medical files, social networks, etc.) with a legitimate concern for protection of rights and privacy. Illustrated by the presentation of concrete cases drawn from the funded projects, this session proposes bringing together researchers and regulators / legislators to interchange and acquire a better understanding of the needs and expectations, and to develop good practices.
   
  • Round table: "The entry of virtual reality helmets into the home: what are the risks? Paving the way for new research questions"
Be it at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) of Las Vegas, CES Asia in Shanghai, or at the Laval Virtual International Exhibition and Conference in France, virtual reality and helmet-mounted displays have made a much publicised entry into consumer applications. As was underlined by Philippe Fuchs in his last book "Les casques de réalité virtuelle et de jeux vidéo" (Virtual reality helmets and video games", this development is not devoid of risks if the manufacturers do not make use of the numerous studies conducted in the area of virtual reality in the last twenty years. By bringing together manufacturers, researchers and users, this session intends taking a critical look at the use of helmet-mounted displays in the home and opening the debate on the appropriateness and necessity of new research questions, particularly in cognitive sciences.
 

Thursday 17th November

 
  • Posters & flash presentations session 
At the end of a fast-moving "one minute madness" session, come and discover in greater detail the projects funded by ANR in the fields of HMI, robotics, data processing, content and knowledge. The programme features a poster session for about forty projects and not-to-be-missed demonstrations!
 
  • Round table: "Ethics and robotics": the autonomy of robots in question"
In a context in which artificial intelligence is regaining a front-of-stage position, this round table will be dedicated to ethical considerations in the development of autonomous and intelligent systems. Based on the presentations of ANR-funded projects, the questions raised by operational autonomy, decision-making abilities, planning actions, decision-making that is independent or shared with humans, and learning abilities will be addressed in an interdisciplinary discussion.
 
  • Round table: "Machine translation in the era of the Digital Single Market"
Based on presentations of ANR-funded projects and on demonstrations, this round table will provide the opportunity to assess the situation of machine translation today and of the French and European initiatives in the context of the Digital Single Market.