Women in Big Data Afterwork at MedienNetzwerk Bayern

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Women in Big Data Afterwork at MedienNetzwerk Bayern
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Thu 2 April 2020
Thursday 2 April 2020
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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„Media Date meets Women in Big Data – how Data is shaping the Media Industry?”

This time we will be hosted by MedienNetzwerk Bayern on 2nd of April 2020 at 6.00pm. We will get together to listen to talks about the advances on AI, challenges in the media industry and about the political structures in the companies, get to know new people and have fun again! Besides inspiring talks and great people to network with, we will have catering and drinks during the evening.

Agenda:

18:00 - Arrival, drinks and networking

18:30 - Welcome of MedienNetzwerk Bayern and introduction of Women in Big Data

18:40 - Talk 1: “Recent advances on AI and challenges in the media industry”

19:05 - Talk 2: “Discover your power - Position yourself, your own ideas and goals successfully in the company”

19:30 - Round Up

19:40 – Networking and drinks

22:00 – End of event

Location: MedienNetzwerk Bayern (Event Space), Rosenheimer Str. 145e, 81671 München

Talk 1: “Recent advances on AI and challenges in the media industry”

Abstract

Lately there is a lot of buzz around Artificial Intelligence. Artificial neural networks have been introduced several decades ago, but only recently gained significant attention within the research community. What happened and suddenly everybody speaks of AI and neural networks? How do these developments impact the media domain?

We introduce this talk by briefly highlighting recent advances in computer vision, that are so closely related with the media world. Challenges in the media world are discussed and three specific cases, are presented: Deep fakes: what are the new mis- and disinformation challenges that the media community faces? How can open source intelligence, the community that is currently researching and verifying freely available online content, benefit from AI?

Everybody knows voice assistants, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, but what is the technology behind? How can language understanding, a field that is extremely connected with journalism, impact the daily journalistic workflows?

About Marina Arvanitidou

Marina Arvanitidou is a Senior Research Engineer for Artificial Intelligence at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik where she focuses on leveraging Machine Learning technologies in the media and broadcasting sector. One of her challenges is to embrace AI-based innovation in the newsroom and production workflows of public service media, in order to better analyze big data and digitize legacy processes. Marina is excited about the opportunities that AI offers in every business domain and enthusiastic about bringing cutting-edge scientific results into real-world problem solutions.

Previously she was with the Communication Systems Group at Technische Universität Berlin, where she led and conducted research in the field of content retrieval and multimedia data analysis and participated in several international research projects. She holds a Ph.D on electrical and computer engineering with a focus on image processing from the Technische Universität Berlin and a Diploma (M.Eng.) degree on the same field from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

IRT - Institut für Rundfunktechnik is the research and development centre for broadcast and media technology of the public service broadcasters in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.

Talk 2: “Discover your power - Position yourself, your own ideas and goals successfully in the company”

Abstract:

Obi-wan Kenobi once said to Luke Skywalker that power is an energy field that all living things generate. It surrounds us, it penetrates us. It holds the galaxy together. And so do media enterprises.

Power is everywhere, positive or negative. The higher you get in a corporation, the more political it becomes. But even before that, we can use power structures to push through our own goals or projects. To forfeit ourselves.

In her talk Britta Daffner gives an insight into how you can use your personal power.

About Britta Daffner

Britta Daffner is Head of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Data department in the consulting division of IBM. The focus of the business information specialist with an Executive Master's degree is on complex and innovative solutions for digital transformation and how networked data can be used to add value in the context of AI, Big Data and digitization initiatives.

She is also a lecturer at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, keynote speaker at various conferences and advises young talents and executives as a mentor and career coach. Because she is firmly convinced: Where there is a will, there is a huge potential for success.

As an Info goal of Women in Big Data:

The goal of the Women in Big Data Forum is to strengthen the diversity in the big data field. As part of this initiative, wie would like to encourage and attract female talent to the big data & analytics field and help them connect, engage and grow.

NOTE: If you register for this event, you agree that we can take pictures of the audience to be used for social media and website content.

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