The Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Paris engages in fundamental research in cutting edge areas of science that are relevant for pushing the state of the art in computing. It is a sister laboratory of the Sony Computer Science Laboratories in Tokyo and directed by prof. Dr. François Pachet.

How did language evolve? This question is among the great unsolved mysteries. Other big questions about our nature as human beings and our place in the universe have at least tentative approaches to answers...

The Music team at Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris was set up in 1997 by François Pachet. The team conducts research in interactive music listening and performance and musical metadata and developed several pioneering technologies...

Sustainability is something that many people worry about. Do we waste too much? Can we carry on living as we do? Are we going to run out of resources?