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The 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, running from May 14 to May 25, is set to be transformed by Artificial Intelligence. This technology will play a pivotal role, overseeing red carpet celebrities, directors, producers, screenwriters, and industry professionals. The Cannes City Hall has announced an experimental deployment of seven AI-equipped security cameras around the highly monitored Palais des Festivals area, where film screenings and guest receptions take place.

AI-Enhanced Security and Monitoring at Cannes Film Festival

These cameras are integrated into what is described as "France’s densest video protection network," totaling 884 cameras supplemented by 462 emergency call buttons, all linked directly to the Urban Protection Center (CPU). AI will assist in detecting any suspicious or risky behaviors, abandoned packages, weapons, and unusual crowd movements, ensuring a secure environment for attendees.

Another innovative application of AI technology at the festival is the introduction of the Cannes Immersive program. Under the patronage of Jean-Michel Jarre, a musician known for his passion for new technologies, and supported by France's National Center of Cinematography (CNC), Cannes aims to establish this program as a global hub for VR creations and the new artistic territory of AI.

This competition highlights a new generation of international artists developing narrative experiences beyond the traditional two-dimensional cinema screen.

AI Expo Europe: Networking and Career Opportunities

AI's influence extends beyond film into various domains, evidenced by AI Expo Europe, the largest interactive conference in Central and Eastern Europe. This event brings together professionals, leaders, and innovators, including "dreamers, thinkers & doers," mentors, and business people. Scheduled to be held in Bucharest at Radisson Blu on October 6-7, AI Expo Europe aims to decode the secrets of an industry already changing the world. With a broad range of topics from the wonders of AI to critical issues like data security, the expo will feature dozens of experts from across Europe and around the globe.

AI Expo Europe provides a platform for attendees to meet industry leaders, engage in workshops and seminars, and potentially reset their careers. Ruxandra T─âtaru, co-founder and CEO of the event, emphasizes the conference's role in inspiring attendees and sparking brilliant business ideas for the future.

The event will cover a wide array of subjects:

  • Machine learning and deep learning techniques;
  • Natural language processing and its applications;
  • AI in healthcare: opportunities and ethics;
  • Robotics and automation;
  • Business analytics and data interpretation through AI;
  • Cybersecurity and AI: defending against emerging threats;
  • Ethical considerations in AI development;
  • AI’s role in environmental sustainability;
  • Financial services innovations through AI;
  • The future of education: personalized learning through AI;
  • Smart cities and urban planning powered by AI;
  • The intersection of AI and IoT: enhancing device connectivity;
  • Advances in consumer technology driven by AI;
  • AI’s impact on the creative industries: art, music, and design;
  • The regulatory and legal landscape surrounding AI.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or to explore promotional packages, visit www.aiexpoeurope.com. The event promises to answer pressing questions about AI’s role in future professions and whether AI will ultimately take our jobs.