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Project LIMES: The Future of Augmented, Interactive Live Streaming

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With the arrival of high-end smart device cameras, sophisticated gimbals, 4G, and platforms like Twitch or Facebook Live, video live streaming has become immensely popular. Journalists have used the technology to cover breaking news right when and where they are breaking, do spontaneous interviews on a popular social media platform, or cover that really long, yet potentially important press conference both in full and on a budget. Unfortunately, journalistic live streams run the risk of becoming rather boring after a while. They might be exclusive, but they also lack dramaturgy, editing, extra features – which is why viewers tend to tune out. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Journalistic livestreams could be more compelling, and we’ve just started a new DNI project that is ready to tackle the challenge: LIMES, short for Livestreaming & Mixed Reality Management System.

Date

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

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The SUMMA Platform – Explained in 106 Seconds

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If you’ve been following this blog, you’ve probably heard of SUMMA, one of our biggest and most succesful language technology projects so far. Over the course of three years, the SUMMA consortium (= DW and 8 other partners) has built a comprehensive platform for multilingual media monitoring. But what does that mean exactly? And how will the software benefit newsrooms? Our explainer video can answer those questions in less than two minutes:

Date

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

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WeVerify: Continuing our work on algorithm-supported verification

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Picture: Steven Wright

Analyzing and verifying digital content with the help of digital technology has kept us busy for quite some time.

Date

Monday, January 21st, 2019

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DW Innovation Year in Review: 7 Media Technologies That Caught Our Attention in 2018

“So what are the most important developments in journo tech right now? Which tools and concepts will help us create really interesting content? And what about improving production workflows?” That’s a set of questions we get quite often. Providing definitive answers is impossible. What we can do, however, is share a couple of insights from our work. Here’s a list of tech that struck us as particularly interesting, promising, or useful this year.

Date

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

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Meet us @ IABM Annual Conference & Awards

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When: December 6th and 7th

Where: Birmingham, UK

What is it? The IABM Annual International Business Conference & Awards is an event that brings together representatives of the broadcasting industry and experts from the wider business world. This year’s two-day program focuses on the “future of the content supply chain” and the technology that will shape it.

Date

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

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Meet us @ Revision Summit

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When: November 19h and 20th

Where: Berlin

What is it? Revision Summit is a place “where future technologies meet social change”. Policy makers, entrepreneurs, investors, and activists will discuss game changers like blockchain or artificial intelligence (AI) and try to answer the following question:

“How do we reach a more human-centric and purpose driven society in the digital age?”

Date

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

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Meet us @ Summa User Day and Language Technology Hands-on Days in Bonn

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Interested in AI-driven human language technology (HLT) and looking for a chance to test the latest state-of-the-art tools? Come visit us in Bonn in week #47!

Date

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

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Meet us @ Datafest Tbilisi

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When: November 7th to 9th

Where: Tbilisi, Georgia

What is it?
Datafest is the first data conference in the Caucasus: three days dedicated to data and communication of all stripes. The event brings together media and tech people, marketers, citizen activists, and government officials who are “willing to explore the data opportunities to inspire, share knowledge, network, collaborate.”

Two representatives of Deutsche Welle will join the conference: Innovation manager Mirko Lorenz and freelance journalist Rayna Breuer will share insights on data-driven journalism, in talks and workshops. Check out the agenda spreadsheet for more details.

Date

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

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Meet us @ Digital Media Asia 2018

When: 07-08 November 2018

Where: The Mira Hong Kong, Hong Kong 🇭🇰

What is it?
Digital Media Asia is Asia’s largest digital media conference addressing digital revenue, technology, and innovation. The three day event brings together media executives and experts not only from the region, but from across the globe. Comprising a conference, a technology and services expo, the 9th Asian Digital Media Awards and several masterclasses, the event provides valuable case studies, best practices and key takeaways for editorial and strategic decision-making.

Date

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

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Meet us @ language technology (and AI) events in Berlin and Geneva

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AI-driven human language technology (HLT) is getting a lot of attention these days. And since we’re involved in several projects dealing with topics like automatic speech recognition (ASR), neural machine translation (NMT), or summarization, it means we’re frequently asked to share insights and do networking at HLT events. This week, we’re actually headed to three workshops in two cities:

Date

Monday, November 5th, 2018

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