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Mise en lumière sur Zetane Systems | Questions à nos Lauréats Mtl inc. en technologies de l'information - Montréal inc.

Zetane Systems

Zetane Systems est une société de technologie logicielle spécialisée dans l’intelligence artificielle (IA). Le logiciel propriétaire de Zetane fournit un espace de travail visuel et intuitif pour la création de produits technologiques dans les sous-domaines de l’IA de l’apprentissage automatique, visant à résoudre des problèmes réels en entreprise. 

Questions à Jason Behrmann

Qu'est-ce qui vous motive et vous pousse à vous lever le matin?

 

Affronter les défis et pouvoir revendiquer de petites victoires chaque jour!

 

 

Qu'est-ce qui vous a amené à l'entrepreneuriat?

 

Je suis devenu entrepreneur parce que je voyais le besoin d'innovation et que je savais que le changement ne se produirait pas tout seul, mais grâce à la persévérance et à une itération constante.

 

 

Selon vous, quel est l'avenir de l'IA pour les PME? Comment l'IA va transformer leur fonctionnement?

 

Les PME bénéficient déjà de l’IA de plusieurs manières et sa valeur, aujourd'hui, découle de notre capacité à faire des prévisions précises et des recommandations en utilisant des algorithmes communs et de grandes quantités de données numériques. Par exemple, pour les PME, l’utilisation de robots de clavardages automatisés rationalise le service à la clientèle, ou encore des algorithmes optimisent les campagnes publicitaires numériques. De plus, la popularité croissante des moyens technologiques et les coûts informatiques associés vont baisser, afin de donner aux PME accès à l'IA, avec des ressources limitées.

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