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Interview with Artus de Longuemar

Artus de Longuemar is not only the co-founder of 2 startups but was also an intrapreneur for Fortune 500 companies. In his keynotes, he shares significant insights into how you can prepare for the digital era. Learn more about him and his speaking career here.

What got you interested in artificial intelligence and collective intelligence?

At my first job at 19 years old, I had to influence several hundreds of people to transform their ways of working. I was alone and without any experience. To succeed and have an impact, I had no other choice than 1) trust people’s ideas and motivations, 2) facilitate them working into an autonomous group, and 3) use technology as a means to foster that individual motivation and collective intelligence.

Since then I always used the same principles.

 

What are the pros and cons of being an entrepreneur?

Being an entrepreneur is the ability to choose your constraints: this brings lots of freedom, the ability to impact society and personal development.

But as an entrepreneur, you also constantly go from high excitement/success to doubts/failures: a real-life roller coaster!

 

How do you feel about the future, the digital era on which you speak?

I believe our society in splitting up. Part of it wants to go toward technology integrated into humans and maybe even replacing humanity. Another part of it is willing to use technology as a way to help Human Accomplishment. I choose choice 2 that focuses on the development and use of technology as a tool for Humanity and not an end in itself.

 

What would you like to achieve in the next 5 years?

In the next 5 years, we will have a new society option for people to choose from at the same price.

-Enterprises whose structure focus on individual development and collective intelligence

-Technology in service of Humanity

-Schools where you learn-how-to-learn

-Health system where you learn how to self-heal as much as you use classic medication

 

How do audiences gain from your keynote presentations?

They see with practical stories (not Superman stories) that new ways of working are possible and accessible to all. They are active during the talk and are thus best prepared to integrate and apply the learnings they get from it.

 

Describe yourself in 3 words

Adventurous

Disciplined

Facilitator