Artificial intelligence is booming and is fueling many conversations! For some, this is still pure science fiction. For others, it is a reality already present in our environment, called to develop exponentially. Can it become an asset for Belgian PME in non-technological sectors? Will it be accessible to them? What advantages can it bring them to improve their productivity, the quality of their products and services or their relationship with their customers? Doesn't it also present certain risks? All these questions will be at the heart of the online event proposed by the SPF Economy, in the presence of the Federal Minister for Independents and PME.
The 2021 campaign of the SPF Economy to promote and demystify artificial intelligence for PME will be presented there, as well as inspiring testimonials and tools from our partners, to explore the potential of this technology for the development of SMEs. This free and bilingual FR-NL conference is aimed at all PME managers, and particularly those who are starting their journey in the digital transition.
Van Looy is Project Manager and Computer Vision Chapter Lead. As a Project Manager he works closely together with both the customer and the development team to make sure that all project requirements are optimally addressed and the highest possible value is created for everyone involved. Trust, transparency, and openness to change are some of the key ingredients of this process.
As Lead of the Computer Vision Chapter, Jan represents a group of high-level computer vision experts specialized in a range of subdomains, from video analysis to AI-generated media content. His goal thereby is to follow the state of the art, set out a research agenda and promote the Chapter’s knowledge and expertise within ML6, for example through the Chapter Conferences, and outside through blog posts, open sourcing and conference presentations.
Before ML6, Jan worked in academia as a senior researcher at a number of institutions and as Project Manager for imec where he set up and coordinated a range of projects in the computer vision domain working closely together with industry. As such he combines practical experience in running innovative projects and teams with expertise in research planning and execution.