Alain Thillay joined the European Commission in October 2021 as a Seconded National Expert in the Digital Education Unit (DG-EAC). Within the framework of the Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027, he participated more particularly in the “ethical use of AI and data in education” component and contributes to Action 3 for a European Digital Education Content Framework.
Between 2011 and 2021 at the French Ministry of Education’s Digital Education Directorate, he was head of the “Digital Innovation and Applied Research” office and head of the Department for the Development and Dissemination of Digital Resources. He was in charge – among other subjects – of the “artificial intelligence innovation partnership” for the learning of French and Mathematics (6-8 years old) of the programme of investments for the future and for several actions for a reasoned use of AI and educational digital resources. He has a doctorate in history and has worked as a history and geography teacher in secondary and higher education since 1987.