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Digital Production Buzz – August 10, 2017

This week we look at Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning. What exactly are they? Should we be worried for our jobs or embrace it? How should we prepare for the future? Tonight, we learn more.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Philip Hodgetts, Terry Curren, Josh Wiggins, Jim Tierney, Laurent Martin and James DeRuvo.

  • What Is Artificial Intelligence?
  • How to Survive the Transition to AI
  • The Role of AI in Movie Distribution
  • AI Automates Text Transcripts
  • AI Creates New Music in Real-time
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week

What Is Artificial Intelligence?

Philip Hodgetts

Philip Hodgetts, President, Lumberjack System

Story-telling is a creative process, which can’t be done by machines. Or can it? Tonight, we take an in-depth look at artificial intelligence. The first efforts to apply AI to editing was back in 2008, when Intelligent Assistance released “First Cut.” Philip Hodgetts, the CEO of Intelligent Assistance, joins us to set the scene for what AI and machine learning mean to video editing. The future of editing is changing, but it may not be what you think.

AI Creates New Music in Real-time

Laurent Martin

Laurent Martin, Cofounder and CMO, Aitokaiku

AI is far broader than video editing. For example, Aitokaiku uses it to create personalized music. Tonight Laurent Martin, Co-founder and CMO of Aitokaiku, explains what AI can do for music, including creating the sound track for a music video while you are shooting it!

How to Survive the Transition to AI

Terence Curren

Terence Curren, Founder/President, Alpha Dogs Inc.

AI will change our lives, both for good and bad. But… how? Terence Curren, Founder/President of Alpha Dogs, shares his thoughts on the role of AI in visual communications. This will change our industry, as Terence explains, the key is to be prepared.

The Role of AI in Movie Distribution

Josh Wiggins

Josh Wiggins, Chief Commercial Officer, GrayMeta

AI may not be especially relevant for production, and may only provide limited help in post; at least for now. But it can play a dominant role in distribution, as Josh Wiggins, Chief Commercial Officer for GreyMeta, explains.

AI Automates Text Transcripts

Jim Tierney

Jim Tierney, President, Digital Anarchy

Jim Tierney is the CEO of Digital Anarchy. They’ve developed a plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro CC that can automatically transcribe an audio file into text. Then, it can add that text back into Adobe Premiere to speed the editing process. Tonight, he shares his vision on how to integrate AI into post-production.

The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo

James DeRuvo, Film and Technology Reporter, DoddleNEWS

James DeRuvo, Senior Writer at DoddleNEWS, has a multi-faceted career that spans radio, film and publishing. Covering technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James presents our weekly DoddleNEWS Update.

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