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Thursday 24th May 2018

 

 

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

at Carlton Club

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on Thursday 24th May 2018

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

at Carlton Club

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LAURENT ALEXANDRE

Laurent Alexandre, born June 10, 1960 in Paris, is a French surgeon-urologist, author and entrepreneur.

Interested in the transhumanist movement and the upheavals that humanity may experience, together with the progress of science in the field of biotechnology, he regularly intervenes in the media on this subject, for example in the journal We demain1. He is also a columnist for The Huffington Post, Le Monde and L’Express.

Journeyman of Alain Madelin, he is also the founder of the Doctissimo website.

His career

Internal of the hospitals of Paris in urological surgery, Laurent Alexandre carries out the program MBA of HEC (program called ISA at the time) from 1988 to 1990 to train with the management of company on the campus of Jouy-en-Josas, with Bernard Ramanantsoa as professor of strategy. After having created A2D Conseil SARL in November 1994, in February 1995 he founded Medcost SA, with Thierry Dispot, Denis Carradot, Cédric Banel, Emery Doligé and two members of his family. In 1999, he co-founded with Claude Malhuret the public health site Doctissimo.

In 2000, Medcost publishes the Doctissimo website. In 2001, Medcost, of which he is CEO, bought Doctissimo for 20 million francs. In 2008, it was acquired by the Lagardère Group for € 139 million. He was National Secretary of the Liberal Democracy Party of Alain Madelin13. In 2010, he bought DNAVision, a Belgian DNA sequencing company. In September 2013, the internet marketing group Hi-Media, which came to the capital a year earlier, sold its shares to Groupe Hima, a Laurent Alexandre company.

The capital is therefore divided between the Hima group (68%), Laurent Alexandre (28%) and JCG Médias (4%). In 2013, he bought 28% of the capital of La Tribune newspaper from Hi Media Group. He is a member of the club Le Siècle.

“THE WAR OF INTELLIGENCES”

Our biological brain is increasingly competing with Artificial Intelligence. All trades, even the most complex, will be affected by this technological tsunami.

The cohabitation between human brains and those of silicon could lead to unbearable inequalities or even a war of intelligence. But, by boosting the intellectual abilities of the men of tomorrow, a revolution in our educational system could make Human and Artificial Intelligences complementary, and create a society with unlimited potential.

How should teaching evolve in a world where Artificial Intelligence will be overpowering? What will the teaching profession look like in 2050? How to react to the leaders of Artificial Intelligence, American and Chinese, who will compete tomorrow school? Should we, as proposed by Silicon Valley, implement integrated circuits in the brains of our children to avoid their marginalization in the face of Artificial Intelligence? Laurent Alexandre calls us to become aware of this change of civilization.

Surgeon, neurobiologist and enarque, founder of Doctissimo and several high-tech companies, author of two reference books, The Death of Death and The Defeat of Cancer edited by Lattès, editorialist to the World and L’Express, Laurent Alexandre is a specialist in technological revolutions and their challenges.