Philippe Blache is the founder director of ILCB. Before that, he was the founder director of ILCB’s “prequel”, the Labex Brain and Language Research Institute (BLRI). Philippe Blache is a CNRS research director since 1993. His interdisciplinary research concerns human-computer communication in natural language. He is particularly focused on modeling and developing artificial systems that describe natural interaction processes in their full complexity, from linguistic representations to neural bases. Philippe is featured in the first podcast of the series “Entretiens ILCB / Fed3C” that are released this month.