Yves is an AI researcher, and for the past 6 years has been leading the “AI & Blockchain in Media” Project at USC’s Entertainment Technology Center. ETC brings together all the Hollywood studios as well as large tech companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Google. Based at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, ETC is Hollywood’s premier think tank and research center.
At ETC, Yves and his team use frontier AI methods to research and develop applications drawn from artificial intelligence and blockchain, to try to solve large industry problems. His current focus is on developing deep content and audience intelligence tools to crack the cognitive relationship between stories and people, as well as exploring the use of blockchain technology to accelerate and simplify workflows in production, post-production, and distribution.
Yves is also the co-chair of SMPTE’s Joint Task Force on Artificial Intelligence Standards in Media, where he helps drive the standardization of AI methods throughout the media industry.