Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Luc Julia, Chief Scientific Officer, Renault

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Article Summary:

Who: Luc Julia is Chief Scientific Officer at Renault. A human-machine interaction specialist, he previouslly created a startup called ORB Networks which was acquired by Qualcomm, served as Chief Technologist at HP, co-created voice assistant Siri at Apple and held the position of CTO & Senior Vice President of Innovation at Samsung.

Topic: Artificial intelligence and the future of work

Quote: “Companies should not dream about AI too much. The misconception that a lot of companies have is that it is going to be magic. It’s not. It takes expertise to put data in a form usable by a machine. The robots and the AI that use that data are just helpers, a form of augmented intelligence to help humans do things better.”

About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.