Abstract: Confiance.AI is a French national programme launched within the framework of the French National Grand Challenge “Security, dependability and certification of AI-based systems” managed by the French Innovation Council.
Confiance.AI is the largest technological research programme of the #IAforHumanity plan. The programme brings together a unique community of actors across industry, start-ups, education and research to design and industrialize trustworthy AI-based
critical systems, with the final goal of ensuring the competitiveness and sovereignty of the French industry.
The main objective of the programme is to design and deliver a “trustworthy environment” for engineering industrial AI-based products and systems. The environment relies on methodological and technological bricks that complement the existing
development environments of the industrial partners of the programme. It supports the design, verification, validation, qualification, and deployment of AI-based systems in an industrial context and at large scale. Industrial sectors participating
to the programme include aerospace, automobile, maritime, energy, IT, defence, security, and manufacturing.
In this webinar, we will present the scope, organisation and expected outcomes of the Confiance.AI programme, with a focus on the systems approach that has been defined within the programme.
Guillermo CHALÉ GÓNGORA is Product Line & Systems Engineering Director at Thales Corporate Engineering. He has over 20 years of experience in Systems Engineering and Product Line Engineering in the
Energy, Infrastructure, Automotive, Railway, Aerospace and Defence sectors, where he has worked on the tailoring and application of SE, MBSE and PLE to the development of complex systems and products. Over the years, he has been particularly interested
in systems thinking & critical thinking, safety-critical systems, formal methods, architecture description languages, modelling & simulation, and autonomous systems. He holds a PhD on Energy & Thermal Systems, Masters on Energy
Conversion and Internal Combustion Engines, and an Engineering Degree on Mechanical-Electrical Engineering. Guillermo is founder and former Chair of the PLE International WG and the Automotive WG of INCOSE, and member of the INCOSE Transportation
WG and the MBSE Initiative.
Christophe Alix is Senior Systems Architect, Strategy & Innovation Manager within the Thales Technical Directorate. He joined Thales in 1991 as IVVQ Manager. After 20 years of Systems Engineering & Architecting of large military radars &
weapon systems of systems, for export, NATO, or French MoD, he is now involved in Strategy & Innovation for Systems at Thales Technical Directorate, particularly as coordinator for Autonomous Systems initiatives. He is contributing to
different working groups within French organizations like AFIS, the French Chapter of INCOSE, and GIFAS French Aerospace Industry Group, and actively involved in new engineering capabilities for trustworthy autonomous systems.