Training for novices in artificial intelligence: the Institut Montaigne offers its training

Training for novices in artificial intelligence: the Institut Montaigne offers its training

The Institut Montaigne is developing a training program in French, accessible to all for free on the OpenClassrooms website. Since April 2020, it is possible to train around artificial intelligence: definition, identification of its challenges and opportunities and description of an AI project. The course is aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about AI.

An initiative of the Institut Montaigne with OpenClassrooms and the Abeona Foundation

In partnership with the Abeona Foundation, an association that defends equity in data science, the Institut Montaigne is conducting a project with the help of OpenClassrooms. The initiative consists in offering training to all citizens in artificial intelligence. Lasting six hours, the training is intended more specifically:

  • To all citizens, in order to allow them to participate more in the public debate, to become aware of and decide on the impact that this technology will have on their daily lives.
  • To all professionals in the private sector, to the self-employed, to civil servants, to all those who wish to benefit from the opportunities offered by AI or who see certain AI tools being used in their structure.
  • To high school and university students, to give them the desire to deepen their learning in this field. A sector that offers several career opportunities.

Named Objectif IA, the initiative is supported by a strategic council, chaired by Philippe Wahl, CEO of La Poste Group, composed of about fifty organizations and personalities: companies, universities, public actors, experts, representatives of society.

How the AI Goal course works

With this training, participants will learn more about what AI really means. They will then understand the challenges of AI in our society and the changes that AI has brought about. Finally, it will be possible to recognize some AI projects thanks to an introduction of the concepts of machine learning and deep learning.

A scientific committee composed this course under the charge of Anna Choury, mathematician and specialist in AI ethics, and Benjamin Ejzenberg, consultant and coach in data science. Members include:

  • Chloé-Agathe Azencott, researcher at MINES ParisTech
  • Gilles Babinet, advisor on digital issues at the Institut Montaigne
  • Pierre-Etienne Bardin, Chief Data Officer of La Poste Group
  • François Cazals, Professor at HEC Paris
  • Marc-Antoine Dilhac, Co-Director of the Ethics and Politics axis of the CRÉ at the University of Montreal
  • Marcin Detyniecki, Head of Research and Development & Group Chief Data Scientist of AXA Group
  • Florian Douetteau, CEO of Dataiku
  • Tanya Perelmuter, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Abeona Foundation
  • Bruno Sportisse, Chairman and CEO of Inria
  • Anne-Laure Thieullent, Vice President of AI, Capgemini Group
  • Laurent Vercouter, LITIS Laboratory EA 4108, INSA Rouen Normandie
  • Laëtitia Vitaud, author on the future of work and president of Cadre Noir

With this course, the Montaigne Institute aims to train at least 500,000 people in the fundamentals of AI.

Translated from Formation des novices en intelligence artificielle : l’Institut Montaigne propose sa formation

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