December 2019

In this edition, we:

We also take a closer look at the long-standing relationship between AI and creative arts: from AI-focused art events to the use of AI in visual arts and music.



The AIDI workshop on AI in Production and Distribution took place on 27 - 28 Nov 2019, kindly hosted by the BBC at their MediaCity UK facilities in Salford/Manchester. The workshop gathered an interdisciplinary crowd of decision makers, technical experts and editorial users, and explored a variety of topics: from ethical frameworks and PSM values, to business metrics and KPIs for AI, and, of course, AI applications in the newsroom, media creation, distribution and consumption. Videos and PDFs of the presentations are accessible to EBU Members on the event's web page.



AI and the creative arts have had a long and fruitful relationship – and the evolution in that field is having a bearing on media content and production. Two interesting examples from the field are visual artist Sougwen Chung, who draws with robots, and the AI-generated Beatles-inspired pop music created by researcher François Pachet. Find out more about the field of AI, music and the arts, and how it relates to the media industry: the history, artists, community, research, tech companies, current trends, and how this is pushing the creative envelope and changing media production.



The European Commission is calling for tenders in relation to a planned International Alliance for a human-centric approach to Artificial Intelligence.

There were a number of events on AI in the arts and in music production this year, which have been bridging gaps between popular culture and AI and data technologies:



Visit to see all our upcoming events, plus presentations and videos from past events.




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