On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Prime Focus Technologies

Prime Focus Technologies | Stand 7.C05| www.PrimeFocusTechnologies.com Prime Focus Technologies, the technology arm of Prime Focus, has partnered with Virtual Artificial Intelligence, a U.K.-based provider of AI solutions. The partnership is focused on delivering practical, affordable AI solutions to media and entertainment (M&E) enterprises, and simplifying business processes through process automation. The collaboration will leverage […]

Sizmek Unveils Solution For Advanced TV

Sizmek, an independent buy-side advertising platform, today launched a new advanced TV initiative with plans to roll-out a fully integrated solution across linear, addressable and connected TV later this year. Today, Sizmek is already a one-stop-shop for linear, addressable and connected TV inventory. Soon, advertisers and media agencies will be able to apply AI-driven insights […]

IBM Watson, IRIS.TV Launch AI-Powered Service

IBM Watson Media and IRIS.TV, a cloud-based personalized video programming system, today launched Video Recommendations, a new AI content personalization engine designed to help publishers boost viewer engagement through highly relevant video programming recommendations. The companies say that by combining viewer data with a deep understanding of specific elements within video, “publishers are better able […]

Media Planning’s Next Big Change Agent: AI

Artificial Intelligence is coming to the media and advertising world, and the changes that have roiled the industry are only going to continue, according to some of the top planners and strategists at media agencies. Media planners and strategists make the big calls on the best way for advertisers to reach their target audiences. Their jobs have become more complicated as technology has given consumers more choices in where and how to view content, as well as the ability to skip commercials they don’t want to watch.

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On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Mediaproxy

Mediaproxy | Stand 7.B44| www.mediaproxy.com Mediaproxy, a provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, says its new source comparison feature for real-time identification of mismatched content, will make its European debut at IBC 2018, Sept. 14-18 at the RAI Amsterdam. This new engine enables network operators, managing multiple stations and playout facilities, to compare video content from […]

Facebook: Robots Are The Future Of AI

Today, most successful AI systems have to be exposed to millions of data points labeled by humans — like, say, photos of cats — before they can learn to recognize patterns that people take for granted. Creating systems that require less data and have more common sense is a key goal for making AI smarter in the future.

Report: The U.S. Is Unprepared For The AI Future

Advances in artificial intelligence are supercharging propaganda, espionage and cybercrime, threatening “the end of truth,” according to a new report from the Center for a New American Security.

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Pilot

Pilot, an innovation initiative of the NAB, together with IBM and Frankly Inc., will demonstrate a proof of concept for using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology for local broadcaster video at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The proof of concept will be presented in the Pilot booth, April 9-12. The display will demonstrate the way in […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Bitmovin

Bitmovin | Booth SU9901 | https://bitmovin.com/ Bitmovin API-based products help developers around the world solve complex video problems with cloud native software that runs anywhere. Newest Bitmovin Player V8 — A totally modular player, allowing service providers to select the exact functionality they need for their networks and content. See how modular video player leads to […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Dalet

Dalet | http://www.dalet.com/ Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, will unveil Dalet Galaxy five at NAB 2018. The new version of the award-winning media asset management and workflow orchestration platform brings a number of important functional enhancements and three major technology innovations that augment media operations and enable new forward-thinking […]

ESPN Taps AI To Measure Programming

ESPN has agreed to use the Veritone artificial intelligence platform to capture, monitor and measure ESPN’s sports talk programming and live coverage. The AI platform also will be used for television and podcasts and will provide real-time transparency, verification and analytics for ad campaigns.

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Quantum Unveils Scale-Out NAS For IP Workflows

Quantum Corp. has a new Xcellis scale-out solution that delivers the highest levels of storage performance and scalability in a cost-effective, Ethernet-based appliance. Powered by Quantum’s StorNext shared storage and data management platform, the multiprotocol, multiclient Xcellis Scale-out NAS system unites robust media and metadata management with industry-leading performance — three times better than that of competing NAS systems […]

COMMENTARY BY RODNEY THOMPSON

AI Can Bring Relevance To Weather Coverage

It’s time we face the facts as media weathercasters: Our viewers’ habits are changing, and nothing we do will pull them back to the traditional, one-platform, linear TV viewing habits. We are in a unique position in that, as more content providers branch into also providing on-the-go weather reports, we are becoming both less valuable and more valuable. We should be embracing the new evolution of on- and off-air weather reporting in the form of augmented intelligence (AI). We must learn to embrace the new or risk becoming uncompetitive in a breakneck market.

View: News’ Future Is In AI, Voice

BBC’s Trushar Barot says the news industry needs to make artificial intelligence an industry priority. Users are becoming increasingly comfortable with voice as a means of interacting with their technology, he argues, and now is the time to experiment with new apps and skills on voice platforms, invest in R&D there and foster industry-wide forums and collaborations on this front. 

Dalet, Veritone Collaborate On AI Solutions

Dalet Digital Media Systems, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, and Veritone Inc., a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) insights and solutions, announced a new collaboration. It will allow Dalet Galaxy customers to use Veritone’s industry-leading AI technology for automated metadata extraction and analysis, including speech-to-text transcription, face recognition, translation, […]

Quantum Begins Shipping Xcellis Workflow Storage

Quantum Corp.’s aiWARE for Xcellis, an on-premise and cloud version of the artificial intelligence (AI) platform from Veritone, is now available. Bringing Veritone’s multi-engine AI capabilities into a Quantum StorNext-managed environment, aiWARE for Xcellis lets users leverage the power of Veritone’s cognitive services and applications ― beginning with optical character recognition (OCR), object detection and […]

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IBC To Take On Changing Media Environment

The TV landscape is experiencing a period of rapid evolution in terms of technology, business realities and consumption, and this year’s IBC Convention looks to deliver fresh insights. From the role of artificial intelligence in media and 5G to virtualization of workflows and the likely impact of new consumer technologies on media, IBC 2017 will offer perspective.

Washington Post Brings AI To Its Native Ads

Publishers are running into a wall with so-called native ads. Once seen as the panacea for declining digital ad rates, these ads that are designed to mimic editorial content have turned out to be costly to make and distribute and hard to scale, which makes them a tough sell with advertisers and also eats into publishers’ profit margins. The Washington Post is trying to solve the problem with artificial intelligence.

How GiveMeSport Uses AI In The Newsroom

U.K. sports publisher GiveMeSport has used its proprietary technology to help grow its Facebook audience to an impressive 25 million followers. Now, it’s integrating artificial intelligence from its new owner, Breaking Data Corp., to give it an advantage over competitors.

Facebook Beefs Up AI To Stop Spammers

Facebook says it is intensifying its efforts to control scams and fake news by taking a harder line on “cloaking,” a tactic that bad actors use across the web to avoid detection. “We’ve recently been ramping up our enforcement,” says Rob Leathern, Facebook product management director. “We are making it clear: We don’t tolerate cloaking.”

AI Is Changing These Digital Newsrooms

Is the growing adoption of artificial intelligence products by digital publishers a much-needed lifeline for a struggling industry, or the next deadly threat to its survival? Some worry that AI will eventually “take over” journalism, replacing skilled humans with soulless, data-scraping machines. But these three industry leaders are showing how innovative implementation of AI can free newsroom resources to focus on the vital journalistic tasks — like reporting and editing — that humans do best.

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WPVI Gets New Studio, Graphics, AI Weather

Today at noon, ABC O&O WPVI Philadelphia (DMA 4) unveiled a new multifunctional studio, accented by a new graphics look. “It’s pretty dramatic,” says President-GM Bernie Prazenica. “The depth of the video integration in our studio has increased in a big way. Visually, it’s just really eye-popping, but this update is more than cosmetic. The […]

Facebook To Use AI To Find Extremist Posts

Under pressure from governments to counter inappropriate content, the social media company will pair new technology with human moderators.

Google Unveils Latest Tech Tricks

Among other things, Google unveiled new ways for its massive network of computers to identify images, as well as recommend, share, and organize photos. It also is launching an attempt to make its voice-controlled digital assistant more proactive and visual while expanding its audience to Apple’s iPhone, where it will try to outwit an older peer, Siri.

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What’s Next In The Media Mix? Voice and AI

Futurist Amy Webb says the media’s next big disruption will be in voice — how we talk to machines and how machines talk to each other. Media companies don’t have a seat at the table where that infrastructure is being built, she says, and the missed opportunities because of that could be fatal.

Nielsen Launches Artificial Intelligence Tech

A new capability in Nielsen Marketing Cloud, Nielsen Artificial Intelligence is designed to allow marketers to instantly act on changes in audience behavior that improve marketing relevance and results.