Luc Julia is an innovator at heart, conceived, built and deployed complex digital media desktop products, scalable Mobile and Internet applications (500M+ users), worked on big data and distributed architectures. Built and led large, multidisciplinary, multi-sites engineering and research teams. Interested in all kinds of technologies to improve human lives with a special twist for data fusion, home automation, wearable devices and the next generation of context-based Human Computer Interactions.
Luc directed Siri at Apple, was Chief Technologist at HP and co-founded a number of start-ups in the Silicon Valley. He holds dozens of patents and is recognised as one of the top 100 most influential French developers in the digital world.
As CTO and VP Innovation for Samsung from 2012 to 2017, Dr Luc Julia led the company’s vision and strategy for the Internet of Things.
Now, as Technical Director and SVP and besides is group in Silicon Valley, he is developing the new Artificial Intelligence Lab of Samsung in Paris (SAIL) where he focuses on making everyday products smarter for everyone by defining a new generation of objects.
After graduating from Pierre et Marie Curie University (Paris) and receiving a Ph.D. in computer science from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Paris), he moved to Silicon Valley to start his career at SRI International to create the "Computer Human Interaction Center" (CHIC). He developed alongside his team the first smart refrigerators and smart vehicles.
Dr. Luc Julia also participated in the launch of Nuance Communications in 1994, the world leader in speech recognition. Nuance develops solutions for a variety of sectors such as healthcare and automotive industries, financial services and public administration.
After ten years of research, he spent the following ten years building several start-ups in Silicon Valley. Over the past ten years, he worked for big companies such as HP, Apple and Samsung to lead development teams.
He is the author of "Artificial intelligence does not exist" published by First editions (2019), to demystify the concept of AI and replace it by “augmented intelligence”. Through the pages of his book, Luc Julia shakes up conventional thinking utterly shared by mass media and Hollywood about AI purposes and the potential future threat that means to humans.
Luc Julia insists that he is not "clairvoyant" because he doesn’t pretend to predict the future. However, he dedicates himself to knock the common idea about AI because, according to Luc Julia, it is based solely on data provided by man and can’t supplant his intelligence, nor his ability to create and innovate.