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Six speakers from very various fields shared their own vision of the future during this event at the TEDxUTCompiègne. During their speeches, two subjects inseparable from the debates about the future of our society : sustainable development and innovation.

Speakers of the TEDxUTCompiègne  of December 7th 2019:

  • Claire Obert has a degree in company management and in human ressources. After 6 years in HR, she choose to change her professional past and began a self employment in horse and human well-being.
  • Erwan Lecoeur is a sociologist. Specialised in political and sociological matters, this former scientitific director of the Observatory of Public Debate worked for several political campaigns : “Europe Écologie” in 2009 and ecologists’ campaigns for regional and municipal elections in 2010 and 2014 before joining the communication department of the city of Grenoble. He brought his qualitative and representative analytic approaches and their effect on contemporary societies. 
  • Majdouline Sbai, sociologist specialist of environment and co-founder of the Citizen University of Roubaix grew up in the North of France where French textile is rooted. She brings her vision of the future  from the fashion’s point of view. She tries to make this field more responsible thanks to innovation and circular system. In 2018, she published «Une mode éthique est-elle possible ? » and organized the first edition of the “Fashion green days”, the first forum about circular fashion in Roubaix. If ethical fashion profits from a lot of initiatives, it’s still a very polluting industry with plenty of challenges.
  • Pierre Chevelle, author of « Changing the world in 2 hours » and creator of the YouTube channel of the same name, propose since two years some small commitments doable by everyone, quick and simple ways to act for others ans for the planet. Micro-donations, “free” donations, of solidarity projects…
  • Sarah Ben Smida, studies international stategies and diplomacy. She grew up in a very eclectic and multicultural environment and now takes part to associations defending human rights.

“L’AI must save the world, let’s talk about it”

Our CTO spoke about the way artificial intelligence can be a solution to many actual or future problems. If it’s still quite unknown from the general public, artificial intelligence received at its very begining some very poor reception Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla said a few years ago that it was the “biggest existential threat” for humanity.

This alarming approach from the firsts years transforms itself to become optimistic even if careful but giving AI a positive image. This change of perspective is du to the more frequent use of AI in everyday matters’ for a better future.

It’s not only linked to facial recognition or social media tracking, Gaël insisted about the ability of AI to save lives in medicine : automatized diagnosis, assisted operations, analysis of the patient’s data (symptoms, previous consultations, family background, exams results…); but also to fight deforestation thanks to wild cuts detector…

At namR, we are convinced since a very long time that artificial intelligence is an essential tool for the acceleration of the ecological transition and we have developed our activity around this topic : this is how our program tRees for the ecological transition of school buildings was selected by the “Ministère de la Transition Ecologique et Solidaire” and the Ademe.

Real first level of diagnosis for renovation, tRees has been launched in the north of France.