Les 7 Doigts
Director, Strategic Development and Innovation
"As the adoption of AI and new technologies keeps on accelerating, the entertainment sector is facing a significant potential for disruption. This leads us to great challenges and opportunities, but time will be of the essence. It is imperative that the Québec creative industries take a proactive role in this transformation, ensuring that the future of entertainment is defined by our local creators. "
Manager, International Relations and Programming
"Pooling the knowledge and expertise of actors from both entertainment and AI will allow for a better general understanding of the current challenges and possibilities, stimulating advancement in both innovation sectors."
Digital Media Producer
"Making the tools of AI accessible to artists and creators will allow for its expansion and diversification, broadening its horizons. "
"I can imagine a community that would know how to guide the evolution of AI in order to weave together ancestral wisdom and the data generated by the contemporary world; a way of understanding our roots to better define our trajectory."
SYNTHÈSE – Pôle Image Québec
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." AI is shaking the ground beneath the entertainment industry's feet: professions and business models are evolving, the world of education must adapt, and the research community must get closer to companies. A permanent dialogue between all these actors and the development of collaborations will be key to the success of this profound transformation.
CITY OF MONTREAL
Commissioner for Economic Development, Creative and Cultural Industries
"Our community, bringing together AI and entertainment, finds its wealth in the multiplying effect enabled by the cross-pollination of ideas and the synergetic dynamic between our stakeholders."
"AI is an ultra powerful tool, which today everyone uses in their own way according to their needs and abilities. The E-AI community will allow us to be inspired by it, to extend our uses of it and to demystify its infinite potential in the entertainment industry."
VP Marketing and Development
"The wealth of a community stems from its connections and its intersections. This wealth is only fully realized when the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts. The entertainment industry is capable of empowering AI research to allow for a better implementation, understanding, and social acceptability of these advanced technologies. "
Senior Director, Marketing Communications
"Artificial intelligence has opened up a whole new world of possibilities in interactive technology. This new medium will change entertainment in ways that we can’t even imagine. The E-AI community will be key in bringing together the stakeholders to understand and explore what’s possible, and where it can lead."
Images et technologie
IT and Media Solution Architect
"From my perspective, it’s the life-breath of the collective dream that is elemental in shaping the future of human creativity born of these two worlds."
Co-founder and President
"By facilitating conversations between two ecosystems, E-AI contributes to the emergence of new innovation paths, elevating our creative approaches and the impact of experiences at a human level. Personally, I am inspired by such a perspective and wish to play a role in the advancement of this vision."
Palais des congrès de Montréal
Director, Production Services
"The purpose of a community is to strengthen and facilitate new relationships. Through our events taking essence from both AI and entertainment, we will offer the opportunities conducive to exchange, discovery, and the creation of intelligence creation in all its form. "
Lawyer, trademark agent and head of the Legal Laboratory on Artificial Intelligence (L3IA)
"Einstein said that creativity is intelligence having fun. The marriage of AI with the entertainment ecosystem is artificial intelligence learning to be fun. "
Chartier World Lab
President and Co-founder
"E-AI is an opportunity to mobilize every actor of the entertainment and research worlds to support high-impact collaborative innovation projects. "
Destination Québec Cité
Director, Services and Innovation Development
"AI is a strategic ally to entertainment: their fusion represents the way forward. "
Co-founder, VP Marketing and Culture
"The significance of this community will come from the quality relationships and wide range of concrete projects provoked by the collision of two industries that are as complementary as they might appear different from one another. "
Thinkwell Studio Montreal
"The strength of an AI x Entertainment community stems from its great diversity in applications for AI as well as its need and capacity for continuous innovation. "
Digital Intelligence Advisor
"A community blending together AI and entertainment allows, by its diversity, the connection of academic, technical, and artistic sectors, enabling us to envision our future from a multi-levelled perspective."
Société des arts technologiques
General and Artistic Director
VP Technology/Animation - Executive Producer
Research and Innovation Advisor
3D Technical Artist
"The opportunities offered by the alliance of AI and entertainment communities seem limitless but are still too little known. AI is a formidable tool that, in the service of entertainment, will propel Quebec creativity."
"The community will find its strength in its ambition, its internal viewpoints diversity, and its dynamic interactions.”
Senior manager, Commercial banking, Creative Industries Group
"Through the wealth of experience, expertise and diversity of its members and partners, this community will enable the two ecosystems of entertainment and artificial intelligence to continue to build bridges and foster collaborations to enrich the content of companies and make them more innovative."
National Film Board of Canada
Producer - Interactive Studio
"Artificial intelligence opens a world of possibilities for new narratives. Together, we will propel ourselves further."
"Always think about tomorrow, it returns fast."
Head of AI Ecosystem Mobilization and Special projects
"Artificial intelligence has the potential to change our lives for the better and to reduce social inequalities. Let’s make sure that we use this technology in a way that is creative, inclusive, and responsible."
VP Business Development & Strategy
Head of new media partnerships & PR
"Entertainment x AI = let’s discover the art of tomorrow! "
Cirque du Soleil
Director of Digital Customer Experience
"Artificial intelligence is one of the keys to enriching the user experience of tomorrow, while increasingly pushing our creative boundaries. "
VP, Strategic Development
"Unity makes strength. The union of entertainment and technology has waited too long before being put in the spotlight. Collaboration, innovation, and participation within such a community will allow both sectors to be pushed even further. "
"The spotlight will be brought to our community by discovery, knowledge sharing, and high-stakes debating of ideas. All of us don’t work together, but it is together that we can bring our sector forward. "
Forum IA Québec
Director, AI Adoption
"AI can cause discomforts and raise questions, this creates a space particularly fit for exploration through art and entertainment. "
Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec
Director, Economic Affairs
Beam me up
Founder and CEO
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