An Interview with Yves Daoust, Founder and CTO, Ferme d’Hiver

Posted by World Summit AI on May 2, 2022 4:00:00 PM
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We spoke to Yves Daoust, Founder and CTO of Ferme d’Hiver, who will be joining us for a Use Case on using AI to help us feed a better world at World Summit AI Americas taking place on 4th and 5th May 2022 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Canada.

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If you could solve any global problem in the world with AI, what would it be?

Feeding the world

Presuming that was solved, what would your second choice be?

Resolving climate changes



What do you see as the 3 most important things for businesses in relation to AI at the moment?

1. Improve performance
2. Reducing risks
3. Improving profitability
What do you see as the 3 most important things for humanity in relation to AI at the moment?
 Reducing waste, minimizing industrial impact on environment and improving public health.
How do you think AI will make its biggest mark in business/on humanity/the world in the next 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
1. It will help in medical assistance as it already has in speeding up the clinical trials
2. It will help us create the meta verse and bring the world even closer diminishing boundaries, changing the way businesses work
What’s the “coolest”/ most “wow-factor" thing you’ve seen so far in with the use of AI in the sector you work in?
Using AI to bring a sense of connection to those most often forgotten in society, our ageing population.
What’s your biggest fear in relation to the application of AI?
There’s absolutely no consensus on which direction will application of AI take us in, will humans still be in control and benefit from AI or will they be controlled by AI. Hence while developing the technology, one should be very much goal oriented and make AI transparent. Take it slow but take it thoughtfully so that we don't steer in an unfortunate direction.
How do you think AI will cause human contact to change in the future?
 It will improve human contact by limiting the need for repetitive work
Why did you choose to present at the WSAI Series this year?
 Because AI is a critical component for the future of agriculture
Which 2 people do you admire most in the world of AI in terms of their work?
Elon Musk and Irving Fain
What are your personal goals from the event and what are you most excited about taking part in the WSAI series?
Bringing awareness to the role of AI in agriculture is my personal goal and I'm most excited about sharing our vision
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Here is your global calendar for 2022 where you can meet your fellow World Summit AI community members:

World Summit AI Americas | 04-05 May 2022 | Montreal, Canada

World Summit AI | 12-13 October 2022 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

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