Top AI pros come together at Cannes conference

The Palais des Festivals is the scene for a high-level conference hosting more than a hundred speakers from around the globe offering their unique perspectives on the future of artificial intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is a wide-ranging branch of computer science concerned with building smart machines capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence.

This fast-growing field is being populated by some of the best scientific minds in the world and they are coming together from 14th to 16th April for the World Artificial Intelligence Cannes Festival (WAICF) to discuss the diverse world of AI.

The programme will focus on five main topics: AI for Society, AI Today and Tomorrow, AI Strategy, AI Technology and AI Applications.

AI for Society will showcase the benefits of this emerging technology for its people and our planet. AI Today and Tomorrow explores what AI can do in the here and now and what future innovations can bring to humanity and organisations. AI Strategy looks at key insights to scale businesses to the next level, whilst AI Technology will teach how to best use the different technologies to shape innovation. Finally, AI Applications will explain how to make practical use of AI in a variety of industries.

Speakers include a diverse list of professionals and experts such as Irakli Beridze from the UN Centre for AI and Robotics, Laurence Devilliers, Professor of AI and Ethics at the Sorbonne, Seth Dobrin, Chief AI Officer at IBM, and Lucas DiGrassi, Driver for Rokit Venturi Racing.

In addition to the speakers, networking opportunities abound as top CEO’s, entrepreneurs and potential partners will be in on hand, while the exhibition floor will harbour companies on the forefront of AI use. The city itself will also be a part of the event, as Cannes will be transformed into a learning and thinking hub.

The event is taking place both in person and remotely, giving people from all over the world access to the event.



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