Yves is a data scientist and founder and director of the “Data & Analytics” Project at USC’s Entertainment Technology Center, where his team helps the entertainment industry accelerate the deployment of next-generation audience intelligence standards and solutions.
Yves is also CEO of AI engineering firm Novamente, which builds neural-symbolic cognitive architectures to solve large-scale enterprise problems, with
clients like the CDC, DARPA, Intel, and Lockheed-Martin. Novamente has built the AI architecture for Hanson Robotics’ “Sophia”, profiled on CBS’ 60 Minutes. The Novamente team also manages the OpenCog Foundation, which aims to develop human-level Artificial General Intelligence.
At ETC, Yves’ team has focused its research on applying machine intelligence to large problems in the entertainment industry, including with regards to audience intelligence, windowing and scheduling, data storage and representation, and content security. One of his areas of focus is measuring the algorithmic structure of narrative in film and marketing, and its impact on content popularity.
Yves is a complex systems expert with 15 years of experience modeling high-velocity environments and markets for public and private sector clients, and was part of the founding team at Singularity University, a joint venture between Google and NASA, which aims to leverage Artificial Intelligence and other exponential technologies to help solve the world’s greatest problems.
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