Meet the Speakers for the AI and Performance Panel: Jean-François Connolly, PhD

Jean-François Connolly, PhD, Research Advisor – Entrepreneurship, IVADO

On May 31, ISPI Montreal will host a bilingual panel discussion on “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Performance” at Temps Libre Coop. Our panel will be composed of AI specialists who have studied the performance improvement potential of human machine collaboration, including Jean-François Connolly, PhD, who currently oversees entrepreneurship at the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO).

With an interest in all aspects of machine learning, from algorithm development to product marketing, Jean-François has gained over 12 years of experience in AI. This includes his studies (a master’s degree in applied mathematics and a PhD in face recognition) and work experience in such areas as natural language processing and advertising technology.

Jean-François believes that AI has the power to transform how people work and how performance is measured:

“Whether it is through the full automation of repetitive tasks, providing tools to help decision-making or just a better understanding of your clients, AI (also known as. data science, machine learning or big data) will have a lasting impact on how work is executed,” he says.

“By bringing science and objectivity to workplace performance, a field that has traditionally been highly subjective, it will also enable new ways of measuring performance. Human resources professionals will be required to go out of their comfort zone to adapt to this change.”

For more information about the May 31 panel discussion event, click here.