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.
DateTuesday, April 3rd, 2018
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.
DateTuesday, February 20th, 2018
DateWednesday, February 7th, 2018
Another year in the world of digital media research and news innovation is coming to an end — and those of us still at the office decided to look back on personal highlights. Here’s what seemed important in 2017.
DateThursday, December 28th, 2017
Tagsalexa, Amnesty International, blockchain, bloomen, cpn, czech radio, EBU, euBusinessGraph, Fader, global media forum, guardian mobile lab, newsstream, truly media, verification, VR
Numbers speak their own language – we help you translate it
The last months have been an exciting time. We, the YourDataStories consortium, did not only enjoy the autumn colors but also brought our data-based platform out to shine.
DateFriday, December 22nd, 2017
DW Research and Cooperation Projects team wins prize for “Best Editorial Tool” at BBC SUMMA newsHACK
The latest installment of the BBC newsHACK, held in London on November 22nd and 23rd, saw DW innovation team members Hina Imran and Olga Kisselmann win a prize in the category “Best Editorial Tool”. They had developed a very useful Slackbot for SUMMA data.
DateThursday, December 7th, 2017
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has been focusing on ICT applications to support human rights work for some time. Over the past years, the office undertook a number of initiatives and activities in partnership with experts and relevant organizations in this area. Throughout, it became obvious that there is a clear need for human rights investigators to be equipped with special digital tools: Tools that allow for the collection, storing, analysis, tagging and browsing of digital images in order to detect and document human rights violations.
DateTuesday, December 5th, 2017
Dreaming of a VR Christmas: Fader project and network of media enthusiasts launch immersive advent calendar
Update 13/12: To make sure #VRcalendar still runs on standard mobile devices and with slower internet connections, we decided to split it. There are now two parts (= two different links) with 12 windows each:
Part 1 covers December 1st – 12th (original link).
Part 2 covers December 13th – 24th (new link).
In the scope of the DNI project “Fader”, partners Vragments, DW Innovation, Euronews, and numerous members of the international VR community, most notably VR/AR expo organizers DIGILITY, launch their first VR/360 advent calendar today. The experimental Xmas experience will eventually feature 24 immersive stories/scenes and can be viewed on a wide range of devices.
DateFriday, December 1st, 2017
? We tell you what you want, What you really, really want ?
Maybe you don’t like Girly Pop Music from the 90s, not everyone does. But how should we have known without knowing you, our audience?
This question is at the core of a new project we have just started: CPN – Content Personalisation Network.
DateTuesday, November 28th, 2017
The Research and Cooperation Projects team at DW is delighted to announce that Amnesty International will be the first external customer of Truly Media, our collaborative verification platform developed together with Athens Technology Center (ATC).
DateThursday, November 23rd, 2017