Artefact, which specialises in the deployment of artificial intelligence technologies and advanced data solutions, is taking what it calls a ‘decisive’ step in its commitment to democratise AI by launching a unique structure in France.
By 2025, this entity aims to assemble a team of 30 researchers who will collaborate with members from renowned academic institutions such as École Polytechnique, CentraleSupélec Paris-Saclay University, CNRS, Sorbonne University, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, INSEAD, Toulouse III Paul Sabatier and ESCP Business School.
The mission of the Artefact Research Center is to establish an ecosystem centered around data, fostering collaboration between professors from leading universities and international corporate partners. Among the latter, Orange, Société Générale and Decathlon are already part of this initiative.
These partnerships provide the Center’s researchers with access to anonymized corporate and industrial data, in strict compliance with regulatory guidelines. The results will be shared in the form of open source code packages and scientific publications.
In contrast to traditional research models, Artefact does not claim any intellectual property rights to the resulting output. This approach is designed to promote an open, collaborative ethic, free from the financial constraints of large corporations. The core of this strategy will be the study, exploration and development of solutions tailored to diverse professions, addressing the tangible challenges faced by businesses. The knowledge generated will be shared through scientific publications, international conferences, and open-source code.
Vincent Luciani, CEO and co-founder of Artefact, said: “We are very proud to inaugurate this Research Center, which embodies our commitment to innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration. This represents an important step for Artefact that paves the way for a better adoption of AI by the organizations.”