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SUMMA Monitoring Platform Prototype: Cross-Lingual Overview of DW Content in English

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Deutsche Welle certainly offers a lot of interesting content in 30 languages. Too bad we can’t understand most of it. Lucky there’s project SUMMA which has made major progress in the last couple of months and now offers a tool to digest all the news in one lingua franca.

Date

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

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MULTIDRONE Team produces drone feature for Deutsche Welle

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As part of its training program, our MULTIDRONE team has produced a first drone feature.

Date

Monday, July 24th, 2017

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news.bridge: Saving newsroom’s time spent on translation

Imagine a software using the newest technologies for translation, voiceover and other translation tasks for almost all languages spoken around the world. If a well-designed platform would be available, this could save editors thousands of hours each year, freeing resources for deeper reporting. Imagine further that these technologies are moving from research to the real world, as they are getting better quickly. This includes cross-translation from a large number of languages, including those that are “far away” from each other, such as English and Chinese, or Farsi and German.

Date

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

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Fader (Enterprise): What the consortium has been up to (II)

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Before we flip shut our laptops, pull off our slightly sweaty HMDs, and take a little summer break, it’s time for a quick recap of what team Fader* has accomplished in the last couple of months.

Date

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

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Saying goodbye to MixedEmotions (in a happy mood)

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Using emotion detection to enable visionary applications – that’s what the MixedEmotions project was all about. Here’s a quick review of the EU H2020 innovation action that was successfully completed in May 2017.

Date

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

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Meet us @ Digility 2017

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When?: July 5-6

Where?: Cologne, Germany

What is it?

Digility is a conference and expo that aims to cover “all topics fusing digital content with reality” and “the whole value chain of virtual and augmented reality”.

Date

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

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Meet us @ News Impact Summit Hamburg

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When: 29 June, 2017

Where: Hamburg, Germany

What is it?

The News Impact Summit (NIS) is a series of events organized by the European Journalism Centre and Google News Lab. Its overall aim is to “bring together international media experts with local news communities to focus on how new technology, tools and methods can change the way journalists work in the newsroom.” The upcoming meeting in Hamburg has adopted the motto “Truth, Tech & Community: Building Bridges to Foster Journalism Innovation”.

Date

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

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Meet us @ IRT Symposium

When: 27–28 June, 2017

Where: NDR, Hamburg, Germany

What is it?

This two-day expert symposium AI and Deep Learning in the Media Future features practical applications and developments across diverse topical areas, ranging from robot journalism and data-mining to intelligent assistants.

Date

Monday, June 26th, 2017

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New interactive Fader VR report: The effects of climate change in Europe

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Beta testing digital tools is fun. Beta testing digital tools can also be strenuous, which is why most beta testers stick to a testing schedule and rarely add new work packages. However, much to our delight, our colleague Ole Krogsgaard at Euronews did exactly that: After significantly contributing to the scheduled Fader VR story on the French election launched by Euronews and Vragments last month, he decided that the VR/360 platform our consortium is trying to build should also play a part in his next project. So he took a collection of Euronews 360 footage on the effects of climate change in Europe — and turned it into a Fader story. Because “it just made sense.”

Date

Friday, June 16th, 2017

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Drones in media production: Creating a new look and feel

This year, we have started working on a new (EU co-funded) project called MultiDrone. One of our goals in this project is to develop a specific drone cinematography aiming for new visual experiences by operating multiple camera drones at the same time. This will take a lot of testing, and failing, and testing again in order to achieve this goal.

Date

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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