Bringing together the key players in the entertainment and artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystems, economic players from more than 50 Quebec entertainment and AI companies, organizations, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs are joining forces with the aim of forming the international community of E -AI.
The launch event for this new international community will take place on June 14 and 15 in Montreal, at the Palais des Congrès. This first event aims to mobilize partners and members of the community for the creation of projects and the exploration of business opportunities.
No one can deny that artificial intelligence is pushing the boundaries of innovation and technology. Proof of this is the digital change of many companies over the years to improve productivity, solve labor shortage problems, implement automated processes, manage mass data and face international competition.
“This new business-to-business (B2B) agent aims to generate and multiply business and creative opportunities between these two industries: alliances, collaborations, innovations, marketing, financing, etc. In addition, E-Al will serve as a unique showcase for research and knowledge exchange”, specifies the press release of the new organization.
” In recent months, the community has shown unprecedented mobilization and enthusiasm around E-AI. “, explains Stéphane Martel, its co-founder and executive producer. “ Local businesses must take advantage of development opportunities now. Therefore, we wish to actively contribute to positioning Quebec as an international leader in the meeting place for AI and entertainment. »
Among the entities that make up the group, we highlight the main techno-creative players such as Moment Factory, Behavior Interactive, Moov AI, Les 7 Fingers, Ivado, Images et Technologie, the Phi Center and the SAT, but also companies that we would like to imagine less involved in these circles, such as the National Bank, the Palais des congrès de Montréal and the Lavery Avocats law firm.
For Marie-Josée Corbeil, from the National Bank, both the entertainment industry and the AI industry will benefit from deepening this union. ” Through the wealth of experience, knowledge and diversity of its members and partners, E-Al will enable the two ecosystems to build bridges and foster collaborations to enrich the content of companies and make them more innovative. »
Professions and business models are changing, and the research community must imperatively get closer to companies, believes Brigitte Monneau, of Synthèse Pôle Image Québec. “ AI is shaking the ground under the feet of the entertainment industry. The continuous dialogue between all the actors and the development of collaborations will be the key to the success of this profound transformation. »
For his part, Denys Lavigne, from Oasis Immersion, welcomes the establishment of a favorable context for exchanges between the two sectors. “ E-AI will help activate new avenues of innovation that will enrich our creative approaches “, summarizes.
a historical event
On the occasion of its birth, E-AI will present #EAI2022 on June 14 and 15. This first major annual public meeting will consist of conferences, round tables, networking and networking activities around possible solutions and applications. A thematic program that responds well to the themes will be presented in a hybrid format (face-to-face and online) at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, which also acts as co-producer and co-director of the event.
About Electronic AI
E-AI is a global business-to-business community that brings together the entertainment and artificial intelligence ecosystems. It promotes meetings and exchanges in order to bring these two groups closer together to explore and generate business opportunities while accelerating innovation.