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Accedo launches AI project with ITV and AWS

Accedo, the video experience specialist, has announced a project with British broadcaster, ITV  to use Artificial Intelligence to automatically generate cover artwork which is likely to appeal best to a given user segment. The project will be tested with a focus group of ITV users. The project follows a prototype developed on top of the […]

August 14, 2018

Norwegian businesses form Open AI Lab

Some of Norway’s largest companies are joining forces in establishing a national powerhouse for artificial intelligence. Its aim is to improve the quality and capacity for research, education and innovation in the field. To strengthen national efforts on artificial intelligence, Telenor, NTNU and SINTEF are inviting Norwegian businesses to partner on the new Norwegian Open […]

August 14, 2018

India declines to regulate kids TV

India’s Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) is declining to impose special regulations or controls on kids TV. A parliamentary debate last week saw questions raised about the non-stop transmission of cartoons on both private and public channels. India’s government admitted that the exposure to kids’ channels and in particular cartoons could affect youngsters, but […]

August 13, 2018By Chris Forrester

Ooyala identifies Premier League broadcast tech trends

With the new Premier League season upon us, video streaming and monetisation specialist Ooyala has outlined key three tech trends for producers and broadcasters to watch. Jason Johns, VP EMEA, Ooyala, commented: “With the Premier League kicking off again this week, we are likely to see the most tech-heavy season to date, but some of […]

August 10, 2018

Research: US pay-TV subs wary of data collection

Research from Parks Associates reveals that a particular segment of consumers, representing approximately 20 per cent of US broadband households, is highly sensitive to collection and use of information about themselves and their activities. While these consumers understand that many companies use this data, 80 per cent believe that they receive little in return for […]

August 9, 2018

SoftBank: “AI will be humankind’s biggest revolution”

Masayoshi Son, founder, chairman and CEO of Japanese media conglomerate SoftBank, speaking at the company’s Q1 earnings report, brought the market up-to-date on its Vision Fund. He explained how in SoftBank’s view computing power was expanding so rapidly that many industries, especially in technology and engineering, would be adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI). “AI is the […]

August 8, 2018By Chris Forrester

Samsung €19.25 billion R&D for 5G, AI, SoC

Samsung said it wanted to build “an innovation ecosystem” for the coming years. As part of its three year plan, it will bolster its team of AI researchers to 1,000 across its R&D centres worldwide. The company said: “Samsung expects innovations powered by AI technology will drive the industry’s transformation, while the next-generation 5G telecommunications […]

August 8, 2018

Paywizard and Edinburgh University partner for AI

Paywizard, the pay-TV subscription, billing, customer relationship management (CRM) specialist, has announced that it has partnered with the University of Edinburgh, one of the world’s leading universities, to drive the development of new AI-driven capabilities within its next-generation subscriber intelligence platform. The partnership taps into the expertise and innovation of EPCC at the University of […]

August 8, 2018