KEYNOTE | How analytics and AI power Envision Virgin Racing (AI Summit NY 2018)

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Sylvain Filippi, Managing Director and CTO at Envision Virgin Racing

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In this live interview from the AI Summit New York 2018, Sylvain Filippi, managing director and CTO at Envision Virgin Racing, talks about the many ways AI and analytics are shrinking the R&D cycle for electric vehicles. He shares some interesting background facts on Formula E, and the rationale behind its hour-long races - something that usually requires two cars per driver, changed midway through. "What we are trying to do is to show to the world how quickly you are able to improve this technology," Filippi said. "Instead of people like me talking about for hours data and numbers, we were trying to think: what is the most visual way for people to understand how quickly we are improving this tech? "The target that we set ourselves four years ago was to say, OK, we have three years of R&D, three years of iteration, to go from two cars per driver to one car per driver." "To be honest, four years ago I had no idea if we could do it or not, it was pretty challenging, but now I'm really happy to say that we've done it, and the car that you can see on the show floor is going to have its first race next week." ---- With flagship shows in San Francisco, London, New York, Munich, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Cape Town, 2020 will see over 30,000 delegates from businesses globally joining the AI revolution through The AI Summit events. The AI Summit series uniquely has the support of tech’s elite, with our 2020 Industry Partners featuring Agorai, AWS, IBM Watson, Microsoft, Oracle, Google, WorkFusion, Publicis Sapient, Genpact, Intel alongside 300+ sponsors and partners. Exclusive, inspirational insights from acclaimed speakers are frequently reported by the world’s foremost press including official media partners CBS, Reuters, BBC, The Times, Quartz, Tech Radar.
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