Jean-Gabriel Ganascia

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Prof. Jean-Gabriel Ganascia

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Prof. Jean-Gabriel Ganascia
ACASA team, LIP6, Sorbonne University
EURAI (European Association for Artificial Intelligence) Fellow
F-75005 Paris
Phone: +33 1 44 27 37 27
Fax: +33 1 44 27 70 00



  • 1987: Thèse d’État (habilitation) in Machine Learning, Paris-South University, Orsay, France
  • 1983: PhD in Artificial Intelligence, Paris-South University, Orsay, France
  • 1981: Master in Philosophy, Paris I university (University Panthéon-Sorbonne), Paris, France
  • 1980: Bachelor in Philosophy, Paris I university (University Panthéon-Sorbonne), Paris, France
  • 1980: Master in Artificial Intelligence, Paris VI University (University Pierre et Marie Curie),
    Paris, France


Research Experience

  • Since 1988: Head of the ACASA-LIP6 research group
  • 2016-2021: Chairman of the CNRS Ethics Committee
  • Since 2021: Chairman of the Ethics Committee of French Institute for the Job Search (Pôle Emploi)
  • 2015–2020: Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France
  • Since 2019: Chairman of the Steering Committee of the CHEC
    (« Cycle des hautes études de la culture »)
  • 2011-2020: Deputy Director of the OBVIL Laboratory of Excellence


Relevant Publications

  • Powers T., Ganascia J.-G., “The Ethics of Ethics of AI”, The Oxford Handbook of Ethics of AI, Oxford University Press, Spring 2020
  • Ganascia J.-G., Le mythe de la Singularity, éditions du Seuil, 2017
  • Ganascia J.-G., „The Logic of the Big Data Turn in Digital Literary Studies“, Frontiers in Digital Humanities, vol. 2, 2015, number 7, doi 10.3389/fdigh.2015.00007, ISSN 2297-2668
  • Ganascia J.-G., „Abstractions of Level of Abstraction“, JETAI – Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, pp. 1-13, 2014
  • Ganascia J.-G., „Epistemology of AI Revisited in the Light of the Philosophy of Information“, Knowledge, Technology & Policy, Volume 23, Issue 1 (2010), Page 57
  • Ganascia J.-G., Ganascia J.-G., “In silico‘ Experiments : Towards a Computerized Epistemology”, in Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers, Piotr Boltuc (ed), American Philosophical Association Newsletters, 07 (2), 11-15, Spr. 2008, ISSN 1067-9464