The Société Informatique de France (SIF) celebrated its 10th anniversary this month with a two day Congress on 14-15 June.

Nearly 120 people attended the event at Cnam – Le Conservatoire national des arts et métiers in Paris, including IFIP President-elect Anthony Wong and IFIP SIF representative Jacques Sakarovitch. 

“I felt privileged to join SIF and celebrate the decade of achievements, and follow in the footsteps of French inventors and pioneers of progress in the Musée des Arts et Métiers – one of the oldest industrial and technological collections in the world and a huge repository of scientific and technical knowledge and innovation,” said Mr Wong.

The even explored four key themes:

  • Computer science: a science in motion with several renowned researchers talking about the last 10 years and the next 10 years;
  • Computer science: a science that is shared or mediation actions were presented and discussed;
  • The life and projects of the SIF over the last 10 years; and
  • Computer science: a science that can be taught…and learned.

The SIF also awarded the thesis prize, the honorary awards and announced the creation of a joint prize with the Acadméie des Sciences.

The guest of honour was Yann Le Cun, Meta’s Chief AI Scientist and a Professor at New York University, who spoke on the topic of “Learning from World Models: A Step Towards Autonomous Artificial Intelligence”.

Caption: (l-r) IFIP SIF Rep Jacques Sakarovitch, IFIP President-elect Anthony Wong, SIF Communications Officer Marla de Silva, SIF Past President Pierre Paradinas and SIF President Yves Bertrand.