AI and Machine Learning

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Huge leaps are being made in AI thanks to machine learning and deep learning. This is due to the massive amounts of data required for them to work, married with the amount of data being collected by the billions of sensors that are continuing to come online with the Internet of Things.

  • Big Data
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Voice-Activation
  • Augmented Cognition
  • Digital Twins
  • Advanced Simulations
  • Volumetric Capture
  • Neural Engine & Predictive Technologies

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Show Floor Highlights

Advanced Advertising Pavilion

SU6524, South Hall (Upper)

The intersection of content, marketing and technology.

Open to all registered attendees.
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AI+Cloud Campus

SL8224, South Hall Lower

Advancements in AI and cloud technologies continue to shape content and media in new and exciting ways from production workflows to improved delivery methods.

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Esports Experience

N1522, North Hall

Play, learn and get in to the game.

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IP Showcase

C12634, Central Hall

A destination designed to guide industry professionals on switching to IP.

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Session Highlights

Artificial Intelligence in Media

Saturday, April 6 | 9:55 am - 10:15 am | N262/N264

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Sat 6

Transforming Television with Artificial Intelligence

Monday, April 8 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

Consumers are finding TV content with voice commands. They choose what to watch using recommendation engines. They read news stories composed entirely by machines. They control their TVs using digital assistants.

Overnight, artificial intelligence has become an indispensable feature of the...

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Mon 8

AI Technology is Changing the Future of Video Compression

Monday, April 8 | 10:40 am - 11:00 am | N256

Video compression for broadcast TV services started more than 20 years ago. Over time, several key improvements, such as dual-pass, statistical multiplexing, and software migration, were made to compression technology in order to boost performance. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is driving the next...

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Mon 8

Application of AI Image Classification Technology to News Gathering Support System based on Social Media Analysis

Monday, April 8 | 11:00 am - 11:20 am | N256

With the growing popularity of Social Networking Services (SNS), the use of information posted on them is of increasing importance in accelerating the production of TV news programs. At Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) we have developed a Social Media Analysis System (SMAS) that can extract...

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Mon 8

Using AI to generate high-quality slow motion videos and enhance live storytelling

Monday, April 8 | 11:20 am - 11:40 am | N256

Slow motion replays are extremely valuable as they help producers build emotion and enthusiasm around the game, creating better storytelling.

Unfortunately, not all cameras feature slow motion capabilities, and super motion cameras are limited in use due to their cost. In addition, archived...

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Mon 8

Creative Works Ontology and White Paper for the Film & TV Industry

Monday, April 8 | 11:40 am - 12:00 pm | N256

As media companies add more data sources to fuel machine learning and other future applications, the industry needs both better enterprise systems and better core data infrastructure . There is a growing need for a standard, organizing framework to capture and surface the inherent relationships...

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Mon 8

Benefits of the New Self-Learning Brains for Media Companies

Monday, April 8 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

Elisenda Bou-Balust, co-founder and CTO of Vilynx, reveals how Vilynx's unique self-learning brain is transforming media AI and fueling an innovative 'Great Leap Forward' for the industry.
Sponsored by Vilynx.

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Mon 8

2020 Vision: The Hollywood Playbook Preview

Monday, April 8 | 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N253

Powered by Artificial Intelligence, 5G, Virtual production and Cloud Creative, Hollywood and Silicon Valley are merging Technology with the Content creative process ever faster in 2019. To support your success in leveraging this change, we’ve asked tech and creative leaders to prepare you for...

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Mon 8

Collaboration Station: Market Leaders Unite for Breakthrough Newsroom in the Cloud

Monday, April 8 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

The move to the cloud to capitalize on the ability to scale up at peak times, improve collaboration, streamline workflows, and improve operational efficiency while moving to an op-ex model is dominating discussions in the media industry. While some production, post and distribution tasks are moving...

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Mon 8

Next Generation Automatic Closed Captioning

Monday, April 8 | 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

VoiceInteraction is a global software company with proprietary technology that provides speech recognition-based solutions for the broadcast industry. Based on machine learning, knowledge discovery/extraction and deep neural network techniques, the company’s automatic closed captioning solution has...

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Mon 8

Revolutionizing Media Workflows with Intelligent Content

Monday, April 8 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

Media organizations are producing more content than ever before. But as volume increases, so does the complexity of producing, editing and repackaging content. Organizations seeking out more efficient ways to streamline their workflows are leveraging advances in machine learning to add intelligence...

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Mon 8

Influencers in AI: The Ethical implications of AI in Entertainment

Monday, April 8 | 3:20 pm - 4:00 pm | N262/N264

2018 was the year when artificial intelligence jumped onto the civic debate. From data privacy to algorithmic biases or ethical chatbots, the content ecosystem has to take up the difficult task of outlining ethical and legal frameworks for machine learning and AI applications. Join this exciting...

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Mon 8

Fun Fact: You Can Find New Revenues with Security. Really, You Can!

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:00 am - 10:20 am | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

Did you know that by 2021, credentials sharing will cost the US pay-TV industry nearly $10 billion, according to Parks Associates? That might be the challenge, but the answer is security. And having the right security solution will help operators drive new, incremental revenues. This session will...

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Tue 9

Blockchain: Next-Gen Security Standard for the M&E Value Chain?

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

With the potential to disrupt existing business models and transform digital transactions, blockchain is one of the most widely discussed technologies across industries. As a foundation for building trust networks and supporting standards for the secure exchange of data, blockchain could be the key...

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Tue 9

Real AI Use Cases in Media Companies- From Business to Technology

Tuesday, April 9 | 12:40 pm - 1:00 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

Artificial intelligence is being applied across all industries including media and entertainment. It’s a technology that learns to work by itself so it is perfect for the automation of processes and operations, allowing professionals to concentrate on supervising the decision-making. But it also...

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Tue 9

How AI Can Help Broadcasters Manage the Shifting Content Cosmos

Tuesday, April 9 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

Today, anyone can be a content creator: smartphone cameras can film high quality content and are everywhere. For broadcasters and streaming services, this rise in new contributors is an opportunity to radically change storytelling. The responsibility to channel user-generated content and keep...

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Tue 9

How Satellite and the Cloud can work together for video

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

This presentation will explore how satellite-based delivery solutions can help broadcasters meet increasing customer expectations for a flexible, seamless content experience across multiple screens, with analytics to better monetize content.

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Tue 9

AI in Media And Entertainment: During the Broadcast

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:30 pm - 3:25 pm | N257

Canoe leads a discussion with its TV Programmers on how AI real time data is helping make ad and promo insertion smarter across multiple platforms, in Live and in VOD.

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Tue 9

AI is NOT Technology. It's Strategy.

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

Jon Klein, President of Vilynx, explains why AI has become an essential driver for media companies even more profound than social media and the Web before it. Klein will explore fascinating “behind-the-brain” aspects of AI and address how media companies are using it to drive engagement...

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Tue 9

Over the Top and Through AI to Big Data’s House We Go

Tuesday, April 9 | 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm | N258

Content owners maintain very little control upon turning their product over to CDNs and OTT service providers. To complicate matters, they lack insight into the viewer’s quality-of-experience (QoE) as more and more 3rd party services become part of the end-to-end solution.
A common question is, “...

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Tue 9

Panel Debate 6: Is Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Ready for its TV Debut?

Tuesday, April 9 | 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

Artificial intelligence is probably the hottest topic within technology and the wider society. Linked with everything from energy efficiency, fighting crime and autonomous cars, AI and its sibling Machine Learning are buzzwords across multiple industries. However, what do AI and ML mean today for...

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Tue 9

Realizing the Promise of AI: Our Experience with 3 Different Vendors

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

WGBH has explored 3 different commercial methods for extracting metadata with Artificial Intelligence tools. This session will look at each of the tools:
• Amazon Web Services directly
• Sony Ci using AWS
• Box using Watson and Microsoft.
The session will provide a step by step method for...

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Wed 10

AI & XR to Transform Broadcasting

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

The acceleration of innovations in the fields of Artificial Intelligence ("AI") and Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR...

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Wed 10

Redefining the Sports Video Experience: Innovating Through AR, VR, Voice Control and Machine Learning.

Wednesday, April 10 | 12:20 pm - 12:40 pm | SU11621

Sports is one of the most popular types of entertainment. With a strong following and massive competition for the broadcast of sporting events, rights holders are looking for ways to make their coverage generate as much consumer worth as possible, which in turn maximizes revenue. Innovation and...

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Wed 10

Artificial Intelligence: Creating and Augmenting Models with Human in the Loop Workflows

Wednesday, April 10 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

In this session see a demonstration of all of the areas where human-in-the-loop workflows can help streamline, automate and even augment machine learning. With model creation becoming more and more automated, creating good data sets is still a problem. We cover the creation, labeling...

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Wed 10

State of Cognitive Technology: A Fireside Chat

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

Join us for this fireside chat between Deloitte and an executive from a leading Media...

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Wed 10

Explore Other Hot Topics

Cybersecurity in an IoT World

Today’s highly connected and sophisticated workflows have attracted next-gen security threats, posing the opportunity for significant damage to both content owners and productions facilities.

ATSC 3.0 Global Appeal

With deployments rolling out around the world, the advanced broadcast + broadband capabilities of ATSC 3.0 are catching the attention of broadcast equipment suppliers, broadcasters, and consumer device manufacturers. 

Blockchain in Media

Blockchain is not just about financial services anymore. Media and platform companies have the opportunity to harness blockchain to optimize value chains, facilitate ecosystem-wide efficiencies and support innovative business models. 

Streaming Media

Take a look into the future of streaming media and find solutions to unlock the value of anytime anywhere content. From media management to OTT and broadcasting to transcoding and more.

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