VivaTech 2023: a celebration of innovation and collaboration
The much-awaited Viva Technology 2023 conference took place in Paris last week, drawing attendees from all around the world who are interested in technology and business executives and since we belong to the world of tech, we were also there. The event featured a dynamic display of ground-breaking ideas, technical innovations, and stimulating debates.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION – #VivaTech 2023 has officially started rolling! 🎬Stay tuned as Europe’s biggest startup & tech event steals the show. pic.twitter.com/X2jkTSUP8D — Viva Technology (@VivaTech) June 14, 2023
Here are the important takeaways from this year’s conference, including topics like marketing and AI as well as the future of media and entertainment.
Harnessing the power of AI
Experts and futurists shared their perspectives on the revolutionary potential of artificial intelligence (AI), which took centre stage. The ethical ramifications of AI in democratic institutions as well as the potential applications of AI in sectors like entertainment and the car industry were also topics of discussion.
One session that stands out focused on the idea of “AI by the People for the People.” Industry insiders stressed the need of managing AI to avoid possible risks and take use of its enormous potential to enhance human intellect. The ideas presented grabbed the audience and inspired a further investigation of this quickly changing topic.
The New Era Powered by Generative AI 🤖Christel Heydemann @Cheydema, CEO @Orange, is on stage at #VivaTech unveiling the triple E’s of AI: efficient, ethical & embedded. pic.twitter.com/6XgOYbThZj — Viva Technology (@VivaTech) June 14, 2023
A panel analysing the advantages and disadvantages of the most recent AI developments was included in another session. The advancements underpinning GPT-4 were explained to attendees, who also learnt how it has revolutionised human-AI interactions by making it possible for more human-like discussions. The revolutionary nature of ChatGPT was emphasised since it enabled humans to interact with AI on a human level, bridging the technological and social divide.
Driving brand innovation and engagement via marketing
The conference also covered the topic of marketing, with experts in the field offering insightful advice on how to use technology to promote brand innovation and engage customers. The conversations gave a thorough picture of the difficulties and possibilities marketers confront in the digital age, from using platform strength to navigating the entertainment business.
Celebrity, creativity & culture: who’s influencing who? 🎨 Jeremy Zimmer, CEO @unitedtalent, Kevin Mayer, Co-Ceo & Founder @candlemedia, & Jessica Sibley @jsibo, CEO @TIME are at #VivaTech sharing their take on this new era of tech culture. pic.twitter.com/5NWhzli99u— Viva Technology (@VivaTech) June 16, 2023
Influential women from diverse sectors explored the comprehensive strategy required to establish companies that prioritise sustainability, employment, and security in a discussion focused on changing brands for a better future. Participants saw these industry leaders’ forward-looking viewpoints and learned useful success tactics from them.
The conference’s main subject throughout was the use of AI in marketing. AI may improve strategic decision-making, automate procedures, and provide individualised, customer-focused experiences, according to experts. With Salesforce stating its intentions to provide monthly updates that place a priority on trust and data protection, the potential of generative AI was shown.
Media and entertainment of the future
The future of media and entertainment were the subject of fascinating conversations at Viva Technology 2023, which highlighted the quickly changing environment influenced by technology breakthroughs. Industry executives looked at how technology is transforming different sectors, from streaming services to augmented reality.
Clickbait et infobésité : Dompter Internet avec brio ! 🌐💪Réseaux sociaux, blogs, vidéos… Face à l’explosion de contenus, défiez le “bruit” et trouvez les clés pour vous informer, divertir et fédérer efficacement💡@PowerHasheur nous raconte tout à #VivaTech pic.twitter.com/GJCIdWCWy9 — Viva Technology (@VivaTech) June 17, 2023
In a session titled “How to make it in Hollywood: A CMO guide,” well-known business titans imparted their knowledge on navigating the entertainment business and provided a roadmap for success. Participants learnt how to use innovation to draw in an audience and got insightful knowledge about the shifting consumer attitude.
Another important area of attention was the potential of augmented reality (AR) to revolutionise the automobile sector. The panellists covered the topic of incorporating augmented reality into driving experiences while emphasising safety aspects and the potential of interactive interfaces in cars. The potential offered by AR technology piqued the interest of attendees.
Speaking with the world’s richest man
During his appearance at Viva Tech, Elon Musk reiterated his concerns about artificial intelligence and its potential impact on humanity. He joined other tech leaders in calling for a pause in AI development, citing the risks associated with advancing AI beyond human comprehension and control.
Musk emphasised the danger of digital super intelligence and the need to minimise the risks associated with its development. He supported AI regulation, stating that anything posing a risk to the public should have some form of oversight. Whilst discussing his recent acquisition of Twitter, Musk expressed concerns about its negative effects on civilisation.
However, he opposed regulations that could impede freedom of speech beyond individual country laws. Musk also hinted at a potential second Tesla gigafactory in Europe but didn’t make an official announcement. He confirmed that Neuralink, his brain-computer interface company, plans to perform its first human implant later this year.
Musk’s appearance at Viva Tech highlighted his ongoing worries about AI and showcased his ventures in the tech industry. His influence and perspectives continue to shape discussions and actions regarding AI development and regulation.
https://t.co/rDtU8gsdxp — Viva Technology (@VivaTech) June 16, 2023
Bringing innovation and collaboration together
A huge success, Viva Technology 2023 demonstrated the value of creativity and teamwork in advancing technology. Attendees obtained useful knowledge, learnt about the most recent developments, and made connections with experts and visionaries in the fields of AI, marketing, and the future of media and entertainment.
Out with a bang! Time to bid farewell to an explosive 7th edition of #VivaTech— Viva Technology (@VivaTech) June 17, 2023
A huge thank you to our incredible partners, rockstar speakers, innovative exhibitor & superhero volunteers who made it all possible!
These 4 days have been an absolute blast 🚀
In Tech We Trust. pic.twitter.com/w6VKe5iLHf
The meeting served as a reminder of the many ways in which technology might influence the course of human history. Viva Technology continues to be a source of inspiration and a driving force behind transformational change as we work to fully use the potential of AI, explore new marketing frontiers, and reimagine the bounds of media and entertainment. As the IT sector continues to push the envelope of what is possible, we anxiously await the insights and breakthroughs that will manifest in the years to come.