Artefact x Erasmus Descartes Conference 2018
On November 15-16th, Artefact France and Artefact Benelux jointly participated in the Erasmus Descartes Conference 2018 in Paris. A total of 150 experts from the private sector, civil society organisations and the public sector were invited to take part in this year’s conference, which focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Douglas Willcocks (Global Chief Data Officer) and Lennert de Rijk (Managing Director Artefact Benelux & Nordics) spoke at the very beginning of the Culture and AI track on Thursday, November 15th, 2018. Their presentation highlighted the culture within Artefact as well as a case involving France’s cultural TV channel. The first day of the conference featured many more inspiring speakers who shared interesting opinions and insights, and raised important questions and issues. Main takeaway of the event – there is much to do and consider when it comes to the further development, adoption and integration of AI within the European (and even worldwide) society!
The conference was organised by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in France in cooperation with the Ambassade de France aux Pays-Bas, and was sponsored by the Initiative Franco-Néerlandaise (IFN). The conference has been held since 2002 alternately in Paris and Amsterdam. The goal of the conference is to encourage partnerships and stimulate dialogue between France and the Netherlands, and is a key event in the countries’ bilateral relations.