The three-question interview with: Jean-Luc Jaffard, CTO, Prophesee

  • Tell us a little bit about your company, Prophesee.

Prophesee was founded in 2014 to commercialize technologies developed at the Institut de la Vision. Our company is the inventor of the world’s most advanced neuromorphic vision systems. Our sensors and artificial intelligence algorithms are protected by 51 patents and mark the beginning of a new era in computer vision inspired by the human eye and brain. This new breed of vision system offers unprecedented speed, dynamic range, data capacity, and energy efficiency, making it ideal for autonomous vehicles, IoT, and Industry 4.0.

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  • You recently joined the IRT Nanoelec 3D integration (display) program. What will you bring to the partnership?

Prophesee has earned a reputation as an expert in neuromorphic technology with know-how encompassing both sensors and processing. We have developed several generations of products and feel that membership in the IRT Nanoelec 3D integration program will help us speed up the development of future generations of products. We believe that our technology rounds out the other 3D integration program partners’ technologies and that, together, we can get new technologies to the market faster.

  • What would you like to get back from IRT Nanoelec?

One of the things that mattered most to us was to be a part of a very innovative imaging and 3D integration technology ecosystem and, in the process, raise our profile in Grenoble, where we have just created an R&D center. So, we would like to have access to advanced imaging and computing technologies to speed up development of new products integrating our event-based technology. And, given the way that 3D integration program members share their resources and know-how, we will benefit from opportunities to explore new applications for our technologies.