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Digital Production Buzz – October 25, 2018

This week we look at Artificial Intelligence (AI). This seemed to burst on the scene a couple of years ago, then skyrocketed. Tonight we talk with industry thought leaders about what AI is, where it’s used and how it impacts the media work we do.

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Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Philip Hodgetts, Andy Steinbach, Sam Bogoch and James DeRuvo.

  • The Basics of AI – Explained
  • A Physicist’s View of AI
  • Practical Uses of AI in Media
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week

The Basics of AI – Explained

Philip Hodgetts
Philip Hodgetts, President, Lumberjack System
Philip Hodgetts is a technologist and the CEO of Lumberjack System. He’s also someone who is driving the Artificial Intelligence (AI) discussion in regard to media. Tonight we talk with him about what AI is, how it is used and what we can expect in the future.

A Physicist’s View of AI

Andy Steinbach
Andy Steinbach, Founder & CEO, Paradigm Shift AI
Andy Steinbach, physicist and Founder/CEO of Paradigm Shift AI, talks with us about the “new science” of AI, machine learning vs. deep learning, how AI is being used and its potential for the future.

Practical Uses of AI in Media

Sam Bogoch
Sam Bogoch, CEO, Axle AI
Sam Bogoch, CEO of Axle AI, joins us tonight to talk about the practical uses of AI in media. He describes how AI can be used for speech-to-text transcripts; object, facial and logo recognition; and tagging footage to allow us to find exactly the section we are looking for. These are great examples of where the future meets today.

The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief, DoddleNEWS.
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief at, has a multi-faceted career spanning radio, film and publishing. With experience covering technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James joins us every week to present the latest industry news.
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