TEDxMontrealSalon brings together the effervescent TEDxMontreal community several times a year to exchange ideas, foster friendships and kickstart collaborations. This July, the salon will take place at Centre Phi, a multidisciplinary arts and culture organization that cultivates all aspects of creation, development, production and dissemination.
Under the theme Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence, the lineup will be for the first time with French speaking speakers only.
Valérie Bécaert, Director of Research Group at Element AI.
Before joining Element AI, she was director of partnerships of the Institute for data valorization (IVADO), which brings together more than 900 scientists working to extract economical and societal value from data from all sources and all forms. It is by working with optimization and mathematics researchers to solve environmental problems that she became convinced that our ability to generate, analyze and value big data would change the world.
Valerie defines herself as a committed-green-techno-geek and looks to the future with optimism and wonder.
Nicolas Merveille, Professor at UQAM, Management Sciences, Strategy Department, Social and Environmental Responsibility. Co-chairholder of the International Reference Center for the Life Cycle of Products.
Since 2016, Nicolas collaborates closely with the administration of Montreal city on the social and political impacts of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Deep Learning. He believes IoT and AI made the human definition outdated, and make it always more difficult to define who we are. For him, we are living an amazing era, because we unintentionally created the conditions to reinvent ourselves.
Nicolas defines himself as hedonist, and an unstoppable life enjoyer.
Please note that there won’t be any food served at the event. Snacks can be bought at the bar though, along with a choice of drinks.