Paving the way for innovations that were once out of reach, artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to be a general-purpose technology, just like the steam engine, electricity and electronics in past industrial revolutions. In the space of just a few years, AI has extended into sectors as diverse as transport, telecommunications, healthcare, education, justice and safety. In a field involving such colossal investment costs, French and European decision makers must have a detailed understanding of the comparative advantages enjoyed by their own country and its competitors in AI-related fields in order to target specific investments that will allow them to make the necessary quantitative effort to expand their market share in key sectors.
Professor, Université Côte d’Azur
Lionel Nesta is a Professor at Université Côte d’Azur and a Researcher with GREDEG (CNRS-UCA). He is also an Associate Researcher at the OFCE (Sciences Po’s French Economic Observatory) and SKEMA Business School. His research relates to major upheavals in modern economies (energy transition, digitalisation, globalisation, etc.) and to their effects on corporate growth and market operations. At the OFCE, he ran the Innovation & Competition Department from 2015 to 2020.
Lionel Nesta's contributions
Artificial Intelligence: a Political Subject