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Presentation of the white paper “Listening to you: exploring the ethical, technical and legal issues of voice assistants”

7 September at 18 h 00 min - 20 h 00 min


The CNIL presents, on September 7, 2020, in association with the Voice Lab, its first white paper "Listening to you: exploration of the ethical, technical and legal issues of voice assistants".

The presentation of this white paper will provide an opportunity to highlight the various ethical, legal and technical issues surrounding these new devices.

Online event only: the link to the presentation will be emailed to you.

Event details

Marie-Laure Denis, President of the CNIL, will present a preview of the white paper “Listening to you” with Felicien Vallet (expert engineer at the CNIL), Martin Béri (in charge of prospective studies at the CNIL) and Clemence Scottez (head of department in the economic affairs department).
Specialists will also provide their expertise:
Emmanuel Vincent, research director within the Multispeech team (University of Lorraine, CNRS, Inria), will present the challenges of research and questions of privacy around these voice assistants.
Laurence Devillers, professor of AI and ethics at the Sorbonne and CNRS Limsi and Alexei Grinbaum (physicist and philosopher, researcher at the LARSIM laboratory at CEA-Saclay), will present the work in progress of the National Pilot Digital Ethics Committee (CNPEN) on the ethical issues of voice assistants and chatbots.
Katya Lainé, co-chair of the AI, Innovation & Technology committee of Syntec Numérique and CEO of Kwalys, a French publisher of conversational AI platform and voicebots and callbots, will share his vision on the economic challenges for companies.
Christophe Cousin, Director of Studies, Economic Affairs and Foresight at the CSA will present the subject "connected speakers and voice assistants, the challenges for the audiovisual industry".
Zoe Aegerterco-organizer of the event and consultant designer; Sabrina delale also co-organizer of the event and Design Voice Strategist, will come back to the challenges of privacy by design.
Karel Bourgois, co-organizer of the event and President of the Voice Lab and founder of Voxist & President of Slatchapp, will provide an update on recent developments in the Voice Lab.
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