Yves Bergquist, Entertainment Technology Center at USC

Yves Bergquist
Program Director, Data & Analytics
Entertainment Technology Center at University of Southern California ([email protected])

Yves is a data scientist and the CEO of AI engineering firm Novamente,which applies neural-symbolic Artificial General Intelligence to large enterpriseproblems, with clients like the CDC, DARPA, Intel, and Lockheed-Martin.Novamente is the AI developer behind Hanson Robotics’ “Sophia” profiled onCBS’ 60 Minutes. He is also the founder and director of the “Data & Analytics”Project at USC’s Entertainment Technology Center, where his team helps the
entertainment industry accelerate the deployment of next-generation audience intelligence standards and solutions.
At ETC, Yves’ team has focused its research on the algorithmic structure of storytelling in film and marketing, and pioneered the development of neural symbolic AI applications for audience intelligence in the media and entertainment industry. Yves is the lead architect for Contender, an AI-powered content intelligence platform that surfaces the relationships between millions of audience segments and the stories that resonate with them, then programmatically serves the right content to each segment.

Yves is a complex systems expert with 15 years of experience modeling high-velocity environments and markets for public and private sector clients.  Before Novamente, Yves managed business development at analytics firms Bottlenose and Ranker in Los Angeles.

He was part of the founding team at Singularity University, a joint venture between Google and NASA, which aims to leverage Artificial Intelligence and other exponential technologies to help solve the world’s greatest problems. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Monterey Institute for International Studies, a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the Universite de Marne la Vallee (France) and both a BA and MA in History from the Universite de Paris-1 (Sorbonne).

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