04/12/2023 - 17:08 pm

Haulotte’s successful AI Odyssey Week

Haulotte’s e-Lab, a digital incubator, recently organised its first AI Odyssey Week, a dedicated week aimed at exploring and demystifying the world of artificial intelligence (AI).

This internal event, held from 27 November to 1 December, offered a series of workshops, conferences, and a thought-provoking roundtable discussion.

The e-Lab team said, “AI is a topic on everyone’s lips, and it has the potential to revolutionise the way we work.” The week-long initiative was designed to enhance understanding, debunk myths, and guide participants in envisioning the practical applications of these emerging technologies.

The event kicked off with two days of interactive workshops, providing a platform for participants to discuss, express concerns about AI, and discover the various forms AI already assumes in daily life. Haulotte’s ongoing AI-related projects were also showcased during the AI Forum, ensuring a broad reach by scheduling events during midday hours for international collaborators: “It’s not easy, but we’ve made a concerted effort to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate,” explained Matthieu Micheletti, Clément Viaouët, and Xavier Macé of the e-Lab.

In addition to the workshops, a conference on “Hypercreation” was held on 28 November, featuring Flavien Chervet, an AI-assisted creativity specialist. Flavien’s presentation explored the promises and limitations of AI technology today.

The week concluded with a panel discussion titled ‘Machines of Tomorrow’, featuring external speakers Anthony Fradera, General Manager of askills a company specialising in data mining and prediction, & Fayçal Rezgui CEO and co-founder of Cynapps.ai which helps companies integrating artificial intelligence to create new businesses.

The discussion cantered on the role of AI in our daily lives and its potential impact on future work solutions, especially in MEWP business.

Throughout the week, employees had the opportunity to gather information at their own pace. The e-Lab emphasized the need to transform work methodologies in response to evolving professions, stating: “The subject is of great importance, and Haulotte aims to embrace it as quickly as possible”. The e-Lab seeks to explore the potential contributions of AI and ignite inspiration for new ways of working. “We hope this week has raised awareness among teams and sparked an interest in delving deeper into the subject,” added the e-Lab team.

The professional development and growth of our Haulotte’s employees is at the heart of its corporate culture. Haulotte believe in their potential, which is why Haulotte is committed to supporting them throughout their careers, offering them development opportunities, stimulating challenges and a working environment that encourages learning and fulfilment. More than 38 000 hours of employee training took place in 2022, figures are higher in 2023.


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