The French Tech Grand Paris brings together the French AI ecosystem during the Paris AI Week, from November 8 to 19, 2021

The French Tech Grand Paris brings together the French AI ecosystem during the Paris AI Week, from November 8 to 19, 2021

On the sidelines of the GPAI (Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence), the French Tech Grand Paris is organizing Paris AI Week: two weeks during which France is showcasing its artificial intelligence ecosystem by bringing together researchers, entrepreneurs and public decision-makers around new innovations in AI. Paris AI Week makes Paris and the Ile-de-France region the meeting place and gathering place for the global AI ecosystem.

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Connecting and gathering the French AI ecosystem

In 2020, the French AI ecosystem represented 453 startups, multiple universities and research laboratories.

The French Tech Grand Paris is launching Paris AI Week on November 8: two weeks that bring together and connect the AI ecosystem in the Paris region, alongside the GPAI, which takes place in Paris on November 11 and 12. This first edition aims to highlight a network of artificial intelligence very well established in Ile-de-France (research centers, startups, scale-ups, large groups) and to promote exchanges on the challenges of European AI (environment, regulation, health, data, talent …). Paris AI Week was created with the support of French Tech, France Digitale, French Tech Paris Saclay, namR, ActuIA, and Maddyness.

Lara Rouyrès, president of French Tech Grand Paris, and co-founder of, is delighted with the launch of such an initiative:

“We are very proud to launch Paris AI Week, which is the first European initiative dedicating two whole weeks to AI. The international AI ecosystem and top experts will gather in Paris to discuss the latest trends in AI, from technological advances to regulatory and ethical issues. This event clearly shows the unavoidable position of France and Greater Paris on the global AI scene.”

More than 10 events focused on artificial intelligence for this first edition

Paris AI Week will bring together a dozen events between November 8 and 19, both in person and digitally. A selection committee composed of experts such as Renaud Vedel (coordinator of the national strategy for artificial intelligence), Isabelle Ryl (director of PrAIrie), Gaëlle Pinson (director of the Hub France IA), and, Emmanuel Icart (board member of the French Tech Paris Saclay) ensures a coherent and complementary programming, to offer a complete panorama of the major challenges of the French AI.

Among the events not to be missed:

  • November 8: Launch of Paris AI Week during the France is AI Conference

The France is AI Conference is the largest event dedicated to AI in France and bringing together nearly 1000 C-levels from around the world. The event will bring together at Station F the “golden triangle of AI”: directors of major research labs, CIOs of large companies and CTOs of startups. The France is AI conference also offers the largest recruitment program for startups looking for highly skilled tech talent. Similarly, France Digitale connects large corporations (50% of which are CAC40) with AI and Data startups to help them in their digital transition.

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  • November 9: PR[AI]RIE DAY

Two years after its creation, PRAIRIE organizes a day of scientific exchanges on the major current issues and the future of AI. International scientists share their views with major actors from the public sector, civil society and companies for the AI ecosystem. Among the topics discussed: the challenges of data in AI, the impact of AI on society, AI and health…

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  • November 18/19: AI x IA Conference 2021

The Hub France IA is organising the third edition of its Franco-German conference on putting AI into practice. This year, the online conference offers two days of use cases, keynotes, policy discussions and networking, on the broad theme of “AIOT” = Artifical Intelligence of Things.

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  • November 19: Closing of Paris AI Week

The first edition of Paris AI Week will end at the Centre d’Intelligence Artificielle de la Sorbonne (SCAI). This is an opportunity to gather partners, event organizers and speakers for a networking event and a review of the Paris AI Week.

Each Paris AI Week event is accessible via the dedicated website( Participants will have access to promotional codes or free access to all events. Do not hesitate to send an email to for more information.

Paris AI Week 2021

Translated from La French Tech Grand Paris rassemble l’écosystème IA français pendant la Paris AI Week, du 8 au 19 novembre 2021

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