In December 2019, At the request of Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, the National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE) created the Digital Ethics Pilot Committee (CNPEN).
Composed of about thirty members, it is directed by Claude Kirchner, emeritus research director at Inria.
It has already issued four advisory opinions, relating to conversational agents or even autonomous vehicles. On artificial intelligence systems for medical diagnosis (SIADM), he worked hand in hand with the CCNE, since this subject is as much a matter of bioethics as of digital ethics.
Like the CCNE, the CNPEN can be seized by the President of the Republic, the presidents of the parliamentary assemblies, the members of the government. He can also self-seize.