Luc Julia is a French human-machine interaction specialist and inventor who, at the age of nine, built a robot that made his bed. He graduated from Pierre et Machine Curie University in Paris and holds a PhD in computer science from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris.
Upon graduation, Luc Julia moved to Silicon Valley in the USA where he started his career at SRI International. The aim was to create the ‘Computer-Human Interaction Center” where, together with his team, he succeeded in developing the first smart refrigerators and vehicles. He also took part in the launch of Nuance Communication in 1994. Nuance, a world leader in the field of speech recognition, develops solutions for various sectors including the automotive industry, healthcare, and financial services, amongst others.
Ten years of research later saw Luc Julia spend the next decade building up several startups, after which he worked for big companies in his field like HP, Apple, and Samsung. He took on the role of Chief Technologist at HP, was the former director of SIRI at Apple, and from 2012 to 2017, was CTO and VP of Innovation for Samsung, leading the company’s vision and strategy for the ‘Internet of Things.
Honours & Awards
Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, the highest French order of merit.
Member of the National Academy of Technologies of France.
Prix Spécial du Jury (ManpowerGroup-HEC Paris 10/2019).
Special Recognition in Trends of 2019: Leader in AI innovation (French-American Business Awards 05/2019).
Among the 50 most influential French people in the world (Vanity Fair 12/2018).
In the top 100 most influential French developers in the world (French Government 03/2014).
Besides his illustrious career in the field of AI, Luc Julia is also the bestselling author of “Artificial Intelligence Does Not Exist” and holds dozens of patents. And more recently: “On va droit dans le mur ?” (in French 2022)
Luc Julia, is an innovative scientist with a PhD in user interfaces, a hands-on developer who can crank out code at an amazing pace.
He dedicates himself to informing people about AI. According to him, AI cannot supplant man’s intelligence, or man’s ability to create or innovate.
Luc Julia lives in Palo Alto and presents in English and French.
"We wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Luc for participating in this year’s Obesity Communication Masterclass for Novo Nordisk. We very much appreciate his expertise in the area of AI and making this relevant to communications, and his natural flow in lieu of a rehearsal. The success of this event is in no doubt down to the brilliance of our speakers, and Luc’s professionalism and presence made the event a truly memorable experience for everyone who tuned in."