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.
DateThursday, February 14th, 2019
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:
DateWednesday, February 13th, 2019
Analyzing and verifying digital content with the help of digital technology has kept us busy for quite some time.
DateMonday, January 21st, 2019
“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.
DateThursday, December 13th, 2018
Tags2018, 5g, apache kafka, ar journalism, blockchain, distributed ledgers, hlt, journo tech, jupyter, oba, year in review
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.
DateWednesday, December 5th, 2018
When: November 19h and 20th
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?”
DateWednesday, November 14th, 2018
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!
DateTuesday, November 13th, 2018
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.
DateTuesday, November 6th, 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.
DateTuesday, November 6th, 2018
Tagsdigital media, Digital Media Asia, Hong Kong, Media Innovation, Personalisation, revenue models, verification
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:
DateMonday, November 5th, 2018
TagsAI, berlin, EBU, Freie Universität Berlin, Geneva, hlt, news.bridge, sixth sense retrieval, SUMMA