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Fader 2.0: What the consortium has been up to (V)

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Remember Fader/VRappr, the marvelous VR/360 DNI project run by DW, Euronews, and Vragments from February 2017 to May 2018? Of course you do. And we just remembered it’s time to give you a last proper consortium update. But first of all, let’s take a quick look at the past, present, and future of our immersive storytelling tool.

Date

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

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Hello, DW Lab!

We are happy to announce that the team of Deutsche Welle Lab (DW Lab) is joining us for this blog, sharing their projects and videos and thoughts on innovation in journalism. Welcome, Andy Giefer, Angela Kea, and Nadja Scholz!

Date

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

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Sixth Sense Retrieval – Making Sense of News Video Archives in Seconds

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Web video content is in high demand these days. As a consequence, most news organizations and media companies have built impressive archives. One big challenge remains, though: It’s often hard to find the video content you’re looking for. Using the latest in artificial intelligence (AI) technology, Sixth Sense Retrieval offers a solution here.

Date

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

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Hackathon “Visualizing Global Inequalities”: Here’s what we came up with.

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79 bottles of Club-Mate, 30 hours of research and coding, 27 participants, six media institutions, three jurors, two outstanding AR concepts/prototypes, one outstanding DDJ tool, lots of great ideas, and one common goal: these are the key figures behind the hackathon we got to host in the scope of the DW Global Media Forum (GMF) earlier this month.

Date

Monday, June 25th, 2018

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Truly Media – Truly Great

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Exciting times for Truly Media — in just two tweeks, we got to present DW’s and ATC’s verification platform at four high-profile events. And yes, that actually included demoing Truly to the German Chancellor.

Date

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

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Fader consortium releases immersive stories “Copenhageners” and “remembrance is real”

To celebrate 15 months of fruitful collaboration and the refined features of 360/VR storytelling platform Fader/VRAppr, Deutsche Welle, Euronews, and Vragments released two new Fader stories in Berlin last week. The pieces called “Copenhageners” and “remembrance is real” premiered at VR Pop 18, an immersive storytelling workshop and meeting hosted by the consortium during re:publica. We are thrilled to present them on our blog now.

Date

Monday, May 7th, 2018

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#FaderStories Finale in Berlin — Save the Date!

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While Fader the VR/360 platform will (hopefully) be around for a long, long time, Fader the consortium (DW, Euronews, Vragments) is about to disband in a couple of weeks. That’s because the Fader/VRappr DNI project is running out. Of course, we’re going to have a grand finale!

Date

Monday, April 16th, 2018

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Public Service Media and Big Data: EBU publishes video interviews with experts

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Speakers and delegates at the EBU Big Data Conference in Geneva, March 2018

Big data, i.e the concept of thoroughly analyzing large data sets to find patterns and gain novel insights, isn’t just for IT geeks and corporate consultants anymore. It has also become increasingly important in public service media (PSM). Which is why the EBU is giving the topic extra attention and launched a “Big Data Initiative”.

Date

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

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Bloomen: Exploring How Blockchain Technology Can Make Life Easier for Creators and Media

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Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, smart contracts. If you haven’t been living under a rock the last couple of years, you have probably heard media and tech people mention these buzzwords all the time. A hype is not a meaningful application, though. Here is our take: Blockchain technologies are by and large a new approach to databases or ledgers. Their most important aspect: The entries can be trusted, as they are virtually unalterable and everyone can check them. Hopefully.

Date

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

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Project news.bridge is good to go

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Making audiovisual/broadcasting content available in virtually any language – this is the goal of news.bridge, yet another human language technology (HLT) undertaking of ours that was kicked off in late January.

Date

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

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