3rd of Sep, 13:00 (Swedish time)
Title: Reinventing Hollywood: Automated and Distributed
The rise of streaming video and the restrictions brought on by the pandemic is forcing a rapid change of how and where media is produced. In a business environment where content is king, there is an immense pressure to shorten production times and increase output. In this talk, we cover a series of global trends in video production and distribution, and talk about how AI/ML technologies are used to automate and optimise production workflows. We conclude with a future outlook, sketching the outlines of Hollywood 2.0.
About the speaker: Johanna Björklund is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University. Her research is on semantic, or human-like, analysis of multimodal data, incorporating, e.g., images, audio, video, and text. She is also a co-founder of the media tech companies Codemill, Adlede, and Accurate Player, which deliver products and services for the media supply chain and count ITV, BBC, and ProSieben among their customers. She received her PhD in Computer Science at Umeå University in 2007 in Theoretical Computer Science. After her dissertation, she worked for a period of time at Dresden University as a research assistant, before returning to Umeå and a position as first a junior and later a senior lecturer, becoming a Docent in 2016. Her work is supported by the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Defence Research Institute, Vinnova, and various EC funding programs. She is the director of the Wallenberg Research Arena for Media and Language, which part of the research program Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP).
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