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 if SIRI at Apple, and from 2012 to 2017, was CTO and VP Innovation for Samsung, leading the company’s vision and strategy for the Internet of Things.
These days Luc Julia works at Samsung’s new AI lab in Paris with the focus on making everyday products smarter.
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.
Recognised as one of the top 100 French developers in the digital world, Luc Julia dedicates himself to inform people about AI. According to him, AI cannot supplant man’s intelligence, nor man’s ability to create or innovate.
Luc Julia lives in France and presents in English and French.
“Luc is an amazing and prolific inventor and engineering lead. He is capable to architect and develop, with his team, complex system software in "rapid prototyping" cycles which accelerate the go to market timing. His knowledge of what's new in the engineering, IT and software fields is simply amazing, and he works tirelessly at coming up with new ideas, new designs all the time.”
“Luc is a superb CTO and brilliant engineer. He possesses an amazing mix of technical breadth, depth and creativity – the most complete that I have experienced. The more complex the development or design issue was to solve, the happier Luc seemed to be. Luc was also a critical ingredient in the sales and business development cycle. Great in front of customers, always willing to get involved and do what it takes, he continually helped sales and marketing find solutions to technical barriers and deliver on customer needs. I would work with Luc again without hesitation.”
“Luc can do it all -- he's an innovative scientist with a PhD in user interfaces, a hands-on developer who can crank out code at an amazing pace, and a fearless leader who sets forth bold visions that the development team hardly believes they can accomplish (but then, with his guidance, they do). His single-minded determinism to solve an impossible problem, and do it with style and panache, is unmatched by anyone I've met. I give Luc my highest possible recommendation.”
“Luc is the most consistently innovative and productive CTO I’ve ever met. He invented a pioneering system for multidevice access to media, grew and drove a high-productivity team, constantly evolved the platform in light of new ideas and new technologies, directly provided a wide range of add-ons to the platform, and continually inspired key partners like AOL, Vodafone, Nokia, Sprint, Orange, 3, Creative Labs, AMD, and more. Very highly recommended.”