Artificial Intelligence (AI) will significantly impact our economies in the short term. Governments, scientists, industries, civil society have no choice but to take heed of the role AI will play in the near future.

In France, AI is one of the national key priorities, as President Emmanuel Macron highlighted in his keynote address during the “AI for Humanity” conference, held at the College de France in March 2018.

By 2023, France will invest more than 1.5 billion euros in the field of AI. Four interdisciplinary Artificial Intelligence Institutes have been created in 2019, having for objective to raise French competitiveness by strengthening the scientific and industrial ecosystem.

As part of its strategy for innovation, the Embassy of France in South Africa, together with Business France, have decided to fully engage in the AI Expo, the biggest trade event dedicated to Artificial Intelligence on the African continent, by showcasing French expertise through the participation of scientists and innovators.  They have joined as Premium Sponsors.

French experts and entrepreneurs will showcase their know-how in diverse fields such as augmented mobility, indoor air quality and energy management, collaborative software, augmented reality, massive digitisation of cultural heritage, complex adaptive systems and humanoid robotics.

Through the support and participation of a high-level delegation, the French Embassy seeks to foster the development of long-term relations between French and South African ecosystems. We will take the opportunity of the biggest artificial intelligence event in Africa to announce a joint French-South African initiative intended for young science-based companies and to promote the next RoboCup, the largest competition of autonomous robotics and AI around the world, taking place in Bordeaux in 2020.  Come and meet France at AI Expo!

About AI Expo Africa 2019

Curated by AI Media Africa, AI Expo Africa 2019 is focusing on real world applications & trends driving the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Data Science Economy in Africa.  AI Expo Africa is the largest Business focused AI Community conference and expo on the continent.  With 700+ delegates, 60+ speaker programme, 40+ exhibitor Expo Hall, allied to the unique Innovation Cafe showcasing the latest AI start-ups in the region, we deliver a truly integrated event experience.  Our speaking programme and workshops are aimed at CxOs, analysts and investors with the primary goal of educating business leaders about AI & Data Science applications solving Enterprise challenges TODAY as well as generating real business and learning opportunities for sponsors, speakers, buyers, suppliers & innovators alike.  We also have FREE student / young engineer workshops to foster grass roots job creation & skills development opportunities.  If you would like to join the event as a delegate or would like take up one of the exhibition, Innovation Cafe or speaking opportunities simply visit click on the links below. Learn more at

  • Register – Buy your ticket today via our secure ticket platform Quicket
  • Sponsor – Secure pride of place in the Expo Hall / Innovation Cafe

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