École des Mines de Saint-Étienne organized the 3rd edition of the AI Technologies for Industry 4.0 summer school from July 24 to 28, 2023. Promoted by the Institut Henri Fayol in partnership with foreign universities, the event was organized with the aim of teaching the use of AI technologies and models to meet the challenges of expanding the automation of cognitive tasks with a view to developing the industry of the future.

The program was planned around concrete industrial problems articulated around practical case studies. Practice was integrated with the aim of stimulating discussion in academic institutions to tackle concrete problems and present innovative solutions to industrial partners. The target audience for the summer school was Masters and PhD students (20 participants in Saint-Étienne and 5 participants in São Paulo). International students were also able to take part in distance learning (13 online participants).

The event hosted AI lectures and practical exercises devoted to technological application, covering various aspects of AI use in industry, with a particular focus on the Web of Things, knowledge graphs, multi-agent systems and “trustworthy and responsible AI”.

The summer school also featured a hackathon designed as a hands-on exercise, based on the theoretical foundations taught in the lectures that followed one another over the course of the days. After the hackathon was over, participants were invited to continue proposing solutions to the proposed problems, and to submit their work to conferences.

The summer school is the result of joint efforts between the École de Mines de Saint-Étienne (France), the University of São Paulo (Brazil), the Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti (Romania), the Universität St. Gallen (Switzerland) and the Technische Universität Berlin (Germany), and was supported by the T.I.M.E. association network, German-French academy for the industry of the future, Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), and Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT). The event is part of the NAIMAN (Normative Artificial Intelligence for Regulating Manufacturing) project, part of the ANR/FAPESP program.

Find more info on the program and the organizers here!

Article originally in French by Florent BREUIL