IA à Cannes

WHAT IS WAICF ?

EXPOThe World AI Cannes Festival was born of a unique ambition: to bring together a wide audience for businesses around Artificial Intelligence, in order to raise awareness of the main economic, human and societal stakes associated with the technology. Through a rich and diverse programme, participants are invited to discover and understand how artificial intelligence will transform our lives and our societies. For sectors of the industry, this new gathering is a fantastic opportunity to review the latest news in their market, to present their knowledge, to meet the business decision makers and leaders, and to demonstrate their commitment for an ethical and sustainable AI. The event will take place over the course of three days. The first two days will include key and leading industry players and will primarily focus on addressing various business needs. The third day will target consumer education and explore the numerous benefits of AI and its significant impact across sectors, industries, and our everyday lives.


THE AIMS OF THE EVENT

  • Develop the AI Market
  • Educate the audience on the benefits of the technology
  • Present Innovation and new products
  • Offer a place for experimentation and discovery


EVENT PROGRAMME AND PLAN

THE « IN » PROGRAMME: SECTION DEDICATED TO BUSINESSES AND THE MARKET

Expo
Situated at the edge of the Croisette, in the Espace Riviera of the Palais, the area has an exhibition surface of 9000m2 and is the ideal setting to present your latest innovations and new products.

Conferences and Workshops
WAICF will bring the most brilliant minds, successful entrepreneurs, and rising stars of the industry. Come and be inspired by their stories, strategies and vision at conference sessions and workshops held within the Palais des Festivals.

Spaces for Experiences and Applications
The experience and application zones promote contact and exchange between exhibiting businesses and visitors. Each experience is an opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in the world of artificial intelligence to better understand the basics and tangible applications.

The “Neurons” Awards
The Festival will celebrate the best of innovation in artificial intelligence. The Neurons will reward the most innovative and ethical solutions of the festival.

THE « OFF » PROGRAMME: A FESTIVAL TO SHOWCASE AI TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC


Open Days

The Palais de Festival takes up residence  in the centre of Cannes for the day, transforming it into

a hub of discovery, learning and thinking around AI. Members of the public are able to brainstorm

ideas, spark their curiosity, explore new perspectives and increase memorable encounters with businesses.

 


Themed Itinerary

In partnership with all players of the French Rivieria AI macrocosm, this itinerary offers complete immersion in the culture and world of AI. Each experience has been conceived to deepen knowledge

and to experience up close how AI can have concrete applications in our lives.

 

An Artistic Celebration

A unique history of passion and chance encounters has made Cannes into the iconic place it is today. This exceptional town is the ideal backdrop for unique, authentic and cultural experiences.
The festival will blend influences, cultures and entertainment around technology and art.

 

THE HONORARY COMMITTEE

 

The Honorary Committee is comprised of prominent personalities coming from
all continents and line of business,  considered as worldwide leading experts or influencers in AI and new technologies, or holding high offices in areas that are infused by AI. The members of the committee will grant the Cannes Neurons, rewarding the most innovative and ethical solutions in AI.  This year, we are greatly honored to welcome as members of the Committee :

  • Yann le Cunn, Vice-President and Chief AI Scientist of Facebook AI Research
  • Wonki Min, President of Suny Korea
  • Francesca Rossi, IBM fellow and AI Ethics Global Leader
  • Roberto Cingolani, Italy’s Minister of Ecological Transition
  • David Gurlé , President of Symphony
  • Jean Mane, President of V. Mane Fils
  • Marnie Benney, Independent Contemporary Art Curator
  • Pascale Fung, Director of CAiRe
  • Joseph Stiglitz, OECD, Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute
  • Dr Fatmah Baothman, Artificial intelligence researcher - King Abdulaziz University
  • Michael Schönstein, Head of Strategic Foresight and Analysis - German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
  • Dr Feiyu Xu, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Artificial Intelligence, at SAP

 

THE ORGANIZERS

  • CORP AGENCY
  • INSTITUT EUROPIA
  • CITY OF CANNES
  • PALAIS DES FESTIVALS ET DES CONGRES DE CANNES

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

VENUE: PALAIS DES FESTIVALS & CONGRÈS DE CANNES

DATES & OPENING HOURS : 10TH, 11TH, 12TH February 2022, 8.30AM – 6.30PM

For more information : https://worldaicannes.com/

 

CONTACTS
Romance Clausse, Partnership Manager WAICF 2022 : [email protected]

Olivier Cadi, Managing Director WAICF 2022 : [email protected]

 

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