Save the dates!

MeMAD will host three webinars to present the final results and findings of the project. Each webinar will present the results from the perspective of a different target audience:

  1. Making Content Available for All: An Accessibility Perspective
  2. Human-driven AI Solutions to Access and Manage Audiovisual Content: A Research Perspective
  3. Industrialising Media Production: A Producer’s Perspective

The webinars are open for everyone and admittance is free. The webinars will be held in English with closed captioning, and they will be recorded and made available and subtitled for viewing after broadcast.

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Making Content Available for All

An Accessibility Perspective

 

Date: 2021-01-19
Time: 16.00 CET
Duration: 60 minutes

 

We present the results of the MeMAD project, in particular when it comes to subtitling and content localisation in the form of translated subtitles.

We look to the future with our keynote speaker, Konstantin Dranch, and with lightning round talks and open discussion on future development areas to make content truly accessible for everyone.

 

Program
  • 16.00 – 16.05 Welcome and Introduction, Michael Stormbom
  • 16.05 – 16.15 Keynote: “On the state of the art and beyond“, Konstantin Dranch
  • 16.15 – 16.40 MeMAD Results on Subtitling and Content Localisation (Translated Subtitles), Mikko Kurimo and Kaisa Vitikainen
  • 16.40 – 17:00 Future Development Work, and Open Discussion with the Audience, Jorma Laaksonen, and Mikko Kurimo

This event has already been held; a video recording will be published shortly!

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Human-driven AI Solutions to Access and Manage Audiovisual Content

A Research Perspective

 

Date: 2021-01-26
Time: 16.00 CET
Duration: 60 minutes

 

We present the results of the MeMAD project for multimodal media description, and show how human work can be done effectively with state-of-the-art tools.

 

Program
  • 16.00 – 16.03 Mikko Kurimo, Welcome and presentation of speakers
  • 16.03 – 16.13 Jorma Laaksonen, Recent advances in automatic description of audiovisual content
  • 16.13 – 16.23 Sabine Braun, Multimodal concept description
  • 16.23 – 16.33 Raphaël Troncy, Leveraging Knowledge Graphs and Human’s Inputs for Improving Media Understanding
  • 16.33 – 16.43 Jörg Tiedemann, Personalised solutions for translation and cross-lingual information access
  • 16.43 – 17.00 Conclusions and discussion

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Industrialising Media Production

A Producer’s Perspective

 

Date: 2021-02-02
Time: 16.00 CET
Duration: 60 minutes

 

We present the results of the MeMAD project and how it facilitates media production process through real-life customer case studies. We look to the future with our keynote speaker, Sandy McIntyre, and with Olivier Struyven, who moderates a discussion on future work and developments within the field of media production.

 

Preliminary program (subject to change)
  • 16:00 – 16:05 Welcome
  • 16:05 – 16:15 Keynote: Sandy McIntyre (VP Innovation at the Associated Press)
  • 16:15 – 16:35 MeMAD outcomes and case studies
    Re-use of archive material (case: KRO-NCRV, Arrow Media)
    Processing of raw material (case: AP)
    Accelerating video editing decisions
  • 16:35 – 17:00 Olivier Struyven (Hotel Hungaria), Future work and discussion

More speakers to be announced