Introducing Generative Europe — Starting in Paris

Introducing the Generative Europe event series: a response to the overwhelming demand from founders, builders, and operators in the machine learning and artificial intelligence community who expressed their need for a dedicated event to explore and engage in the latest advancements in the field. This initiative by Lightspeed aims to cultivate a space where industry professionals can come together to discover and exchange insights on cutting-edge developments.

Join us for Generative Paris on September 26: Learn more and apply to attend here.

Our ambition is to build Generative Europe into the community, the third place, where European builders and thinkers congregate to discuss the exciting advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence. 

At Lightspeed, we hold the firm belief that depth is our center of gravity and that when it comes to discussing AI, there is value in going beyond the surface (or the wrapper). We’ve spent over twenty years building deep ecosystems to support our founders on their entrepreneurial journey and are committed to bringing this expertise to the AI builders in Europe. 

Whether you are a researcher, an applied AI engineer, a founder, technical product manager or enthusiast who enjoys digging deep into technology, we’re setting up Generative Europe for you. You can expect informative talks from experts, product demos and networking opportunities with peers who are on the same journey as you are.

Join us as we delve into the world of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the limitless possibilities they present. Together, let’s shape the future of AI in Europe (and beyond) and create a community that continues to push the boundaries of innovation.

We’ve lined up the first three dates along the Paris-Berlin-London connection and are looking forward to meeting you in person.

To be notified about future Generative Europe events, sign up here.

Generative Paris

Large Language Models have been the talk of the town for a while and progress in the field is moving at a fast clip with open source playing an ever increasing role in the democratization of this technology. As investors in Stability.ai and Mistral, we are witnessing first-hand the power of putting powerful technologies into the hands of builders. This is why we’ve invited for our inaugural event two of the brightest minds in the space to talk about all-things-LLMs: Guillaume Lample and Thomas Scialom will be joining us for an evening of technical discussions about the latest advancements.

Guillaume Lample is the co-founder and Chief Science Officer at Mistral.ai. Prior to building Mistral.ai, Guillaume played a key role at Meta in the release of Llama 1 and the advancement of research in the field of machine learning and deep reinforcement learning. Guillaume holds a PhD from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, graduated from Carnegie Mellon University and Ecole Polytechnique.

Thomas Scialom is a Research Scientist at Meta AI leading the Large Language Models team. He contributed to Llama 2, CodeLlama, Galactica and Toolformer. Prior to joining Meta, Thomas did a Ph.D. from Sorbonne University. Along with his research activities, he is also an active investor in Generative AI companies.

The event will be moderated by Antoine Moyroud, partner at Lightspeed focusing on data and machine learning topics.

Whether you’re building a product that’s already found product market fit or hacking away on your first prototype, please join us at the inaugural Generative Europe event in Paris on September 26th.

If you have more questions about Generative Europe, or just want to get in touch, email Antoine Moyroud or find him on Twitter.

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