Presidential 2022: Designing the Technologies of the Future

As proposals for the 2022 presidential election take shape, there are several ways in which innovative technologies can be developed. Numeum presents voices to raise awareness for digital innovation.

Each presidential candidate will have to make a decisive strategic choice both at the French and at the European level. With this in mind, the Numeum professional organization intends to include the race for disruptive technologies in the future debate. To do this, it is important to position public authorities so that they act in favor of an ecosystem that promotes the development of future technologies. To do this, it is necessary to create a large ministerial technological pole.

The latter could then combine not only digital technologies, but also industry, higher education and research. The unit will work in close cooperation with Bercy and its dependent financial structures (BPI, Caisse des dépôts, funds of funds, etc.). Intermediaries could play an important role in this task through the digitalization of the National Council of Industry (CNI) and the Council for Innovation.

In terms of education, Numeum wants to bring math back into the general core of a general high school, as well as create a professional undergraduate program specifically dedicated to digital services. At the same time, in order to develop the skills that are so necessary for digital skills, it is necessary to develop the Centers of professions and qualifications for digital skills. The idea is to link research and higher education with business, develop student skills and promote research and innovation.

President 2022: towards AI and quantum computing

The importance of new technologies such as artificial intelligence or quantum computing is well known. However, it is necessary to support them in their development. Numeum points out that the ethical AI platform allows, for example, the design, development and testing of AI systems that respect rights and basic ethical principles. The goal is to reassure companies and restore confidence in the technology.

With regard to the quantum, the organization proposes to develop use cases in real sectors of the economy. With this in mind, the state should address this issue and bring together the main representative organizations (banking, insurance, logistics, transport, defense, security, supply chain, etc.) around the negotiating table.

Nevertheless, these measures should lead to the creation of some kind of European technological autonomy. This requires the creation of a digital DARPA. The latter will support the emergence of disruptive technologies by creating a French agency inspired by the American model.

In France, such a “digital DARPA” could be INRIA. Indeed, the Institute has the ability to support, support and promptly implement large-scale projects. And this is at the heart of the public and private digital ecosystem.

Cybersecurity: a national issue

Last but not least, cybersecurity is a concern for all digital professionals. On this aspect, the professional organization intends to create a specialized European Cyber ​​Police (Cyber-FBI). This will be provided with significant resources in the form of people and equipment. At the same time, a national cyberpark using personnel and investigative resources could lead to settlements in European, if not international, jurisdictions.

Technical talks on cybersecurity

Finally, the national cyber intelligence agency will be able to anticipate threats. The idea is to consolidate cyberattack statistics, case studies. As well as available data on cybersecurity. Everything will be resolved through the use of cyber-desensitized data in open data. After that, DGSI will be able to increase its prerogatives, and its cooperation with ANSSI will be tightened from 2022.

Olivier Robillard