Thales invests 20% of its annual revenues in R&D, and since 2014, the company has invested nearly 7 billion Euros in digital technologies, particularly in the areas of connectivity, Big Data, cyber security and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The second Thales Media Day event later this week will focus on the important role of AI in decisive moments, and the opportunities that lay ahead within the aerospace, space, ground transportation, defence and security sectors.
After the first Thales Media Day dedicated to cyber security, which is an essential component of digital transformation, Thales is now demonstrating specific examples of the impact of Artificial Intelligence in decisive moments. The event is being held in Montreal, Canada and simultaneously in France, the UK, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and the Middle East.
Canada is a global leader in Artificial Intelligence, a sector that sees Montreal in particular, as a fast developing hub. The government of Canada, Province of Quebec and City of Montréal are working to expand and develop an already vibrant talent pool. To facilitate partnerships and encourage research, Thales has opened both its North American Digital Factory and the latest in its global network of laboratories for Artificial Intelligence research and technology in Montreal.
Today, Thales has nearly 50 AI experts working in Canada and another 150 AI experts at its major research centres in France. AI is ever more present in our daily lives. At the Thales Media Day event, Thales will demonstrate how AI can help the world meet the challenges of the future and enable humans to make better decisions in decisive moments while retaining a central role in the decision-making process. At Thales, Artificial Intelligence must be trustable, explainable and certifiable.
On Thursday January 24, 2019, Thales will demonstrate specific examples of the role of Artificial Intelligence in its technologies in Montreal. In addition to demonstrations of its products and solutions for the future, the event will include a series of round tables with leading experts from the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), IVADO, the Université Laval in Quebec, Defence Research and Development Canada, the French national rail operator (SNCF) and Microsoft.