World AI Cannes Festival returns February 2023

When and where is it on ?

World AI Cannes, French Riviera – 9 to 11 February 2023

How many years has it been going?

This is the second edition of the event.

World AI Cannes Festival February 2023

What was the inspiration to start it?

Cannes and the department of the Alpes-Maritimes wanted to explore the concept of an event on AI. The idea was to benefit from the rich AI ecosystem already developed in the region and the notoriety of Cannes as an international business travel location. With the help of our Honorary Committee, composed of renowned AI minds, we wanted to reach out to the AI community to bring them a place to meet, discuss and learn. We also had the idea to bring AI to general public and to showcase the many advances that AI will bring to society. Hence the idea of the Festival was born!

What exciting things can people look forward to ? What opportunities are on offer for those attending?

Exhibition

Conference

Cannes Neurons awards

Demo zones

Networking opportunity

Who will be speaking?

TOP 15 speakers:

Lila IBRAHIM, Chief Operating Officer, DEEPMIND

Yann LECUN, Vice-President and Chief AI Scientist, META AI

JoAnn STONIER, Chief Data Officer, MASTERCARD

Wolfgang HAUNER, Head of Group Data Analytics, ALLIANZ

Manuela M. VELOSO, Head, J. P. MORGAN CHASE AI RESEARCH

Xavier LAGARDERE, Chief Data Officer, Vice President Data Strategy and Transformation, LUFTHANSA GROUP

Stuart RUSSEL, Professor of Computer Science and Michael H. Smith and Lotfi A. Zadeh Chair in Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

Alberto PRADO, Vice-President, Global Head of Digital & Partnership, R&D, UNILEVER

Oren Etzioni, CEO, Allen Institute for AI

Divya DWIVEDI, Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Aidan Gomez, Co-Founder and CEO, COHERE

Thomas WOLF, Co-founder and Chief Science Officer, HuggingFace

Sol RASHIDI, SVP Chief Analytics Officer, The Estée Lauder Companies

Saeed CONTRACTOR, Global Head of Intelligent Automation COE, UBER

Miriam VOGEL, President& CEO, Equal AI

John KAMARA, Founder and CEO/founder, Adanian Labs/AI Center of Excellence (AICE)

What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?

Attending as many conferences as possible, for me this is where you learn the most. Also, go to the networking points and do not hesitate to stop at the stands of sponsors and exhibitors and speak with them, any contact is welcome!

How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?

They can book their tickets here (online & in person) : https://worldaicannes.com/register

They are sell out around 31th January !

#WAICF, Step into the AI future. This is the 1st step of a new revolution where #AI meets #Ethics and it is happening here and now in #Cannes ?

? A massive thank you for these 2 inspiring first days, this is the momentum we were all waiting for!

See you tomorrow ?? pic.twitter.com/yRQFSGjBO5

— World AI Cannes Festival (@WAICANNES) April 15, 2022

Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?

Our social medias, as not to miss anything :

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