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Yves Bergquist

Program Director AI & Neuroscience
Media Entertainment Technology Center at USC

Yves is an AI researcher and the director of the “AI & Neuroscience in Media” Project at USC’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), where his team is researching new methods and applications drawn from AI and neuroscience for the media and entertainment industry. ETC is the premier technical research organization focused on media and entertainment. It is funded by all 5 Hollywood studios as well as large technology companies such as Microsoft, Verizon, Cisco, and Amazon Studios. Yves’ focus is on applying frontier AI tools to solve large problems in the development and marketing of media content. In addition, he is the co-chair of SMPTE’s Joint Task Force on Artificial Intelligence Standards in Media, where he helps drive the standardization of AI methods throughout the media industry. Yves is also the founder and CEO of Corto, an AI startup developing computational tools to help media makers better understand and optimize their stories and who they tell them to. Corto is in Private Beta with a dozen studios, advertising agencies, and global consumer brands, and is already actively used to develop studio-scale film, TV and branded content. He is based in Los Angeles.