France’s plan in AI, between 2019 and 2022, will be supported by an amount of 1,500 million euros to boost the sector. The objective is to generate new proposals, capable of attracting prestigious researchers to the country.
France does not want to be left behind in terms of artificial intelligence. The proof is the commitment that French president Emmanuel Macron has made with his announcement at the Collège de France educational and research centre in Paris. From 2019 to 2022, R & D in artificial intelligence it will receive an investment of 1,500 million euros.
The objective is to generate new proposals, capable of attracting prestigious researchers to the country. For now, companies such as Samsung, Fujitsu, Google or Microsoft already have projects to open AI research centers in France. One of the purposes of the French plan is create training centers that serve to balance the jobs that the artificial intelligence delete.
The plan envisages doubling the salary of young researchers and tripling the number of AI students. The French government has defined a strategy focused on four sectors: defence, health, transport and environment. The executive has also made clear its intention to regulate the nascent industry with additional rules.
This impulse is intended to compete with the big giants in artificial intelligence. It’s America and China. The American country is ahead for the moment, although the expectations of the Chinese government are high. By 2020 the authorities of the Asian country want the AI market to be 22,000 million dollars. The expected volume for 2030 is 150,000 million, a veritable enormity.
China has taken steps to position itself, in the medium-term future, as a leader in artificial intelligence. The dispute over this position is clearly a matter of two. Countries like France are at another level, but their efforts also contribute to positioning them in the global market.
France it is not the only country, outside the big two, that cares about artificial intelligence. Japan the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 has been marked as a date to increase robotization. In airports and hotels, information and basic services tasks are expected to be performed by robots. To this must be added the initiative of United Arab Emirates. The country of the Persian Gulf has been the first to have taken the step of appointing a minister of Artificial Intelligence. A wallet certainly unaccustomed. Until now.
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