July 2020: AI in the newsroom, data privacy & games for change

July 2020: AI in the newsroom, data privacy & games for change Register for our free Machines + Media virtual summer series and check out these other insightful online events

NEW & NOTEWORTHY MUST-WATCH: Machines + Media Virtual Summer Series

In partnership with Bloomberg, NYC Media Lab’s “Machines + Media” summer 2020 virtual series focuses on examining how AI, machine learning, computer vision, and other emerging technologies are changing how media is produced, distributed, and consumed, as well as their inevitable impact on society.

Episode 2 titled “State of the Art in Machine Driven Media” explores how data science is changing the building blocks of media and will be released online (via YouTube and Facebook) today — July 7th — at 11:00am EDT. Register for the entire 5-part series and you’ll receive email reminders as each episode drops so you don’t miss a beat. Register here.

STAY TUNED: Data Privacy Challenge Finalists to Be Announced

A big thank you to everyone who submitted applications to our NYCML x Consumer Reports Data Privacy Prototyping Challenge! We received several thought-provoking submissions and we look forward to reaching out to finalists in the coming weeks.

And of course, stay tuned for updates on how these select university teams plan to make privacy policies and terms of service more useful to the average consumer. Head to our website to learn more about this Challenge. DEMO DAY: ASCAP Music & Design Challenge Crescendos in August 2020

During the summer months, select graduate student teams have been working closely with mentors and partners from ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) to develop, build, and test prototypes that might unlock new ways we create and experience music.

How might we reimagine the keyboard in new digital mediums? How will emerging tech open new pathways for collaborative composition? How can we experience music through an accessibility lens? We look forward to answering these questions and many more when the NYCML x ASCAP Music & Design Challenge concludes in a Virtual Demo Day in August 2020.

VIRTUAL EVENTS ICYMI: Machines + Media Ep. 1 Premiered on June 30

Bloomberg senior executive editor Chris Collins kicked off our virtual summer series with media experts Noelle Silver, Charlie Beckett, and Vivian Schiller.

The esteemed panel discussed the hype around AI in newsrooms and production studios — a hot topic for many years, with the long-discussed technology promising to change the way media is produced, distributed, consumed, and monetized. We asked: Are these applications actually helping or hindering journalists as they cope with an unprecedented scale of information, all while their normal practices are disrupted by working remotely?

Watch via YouTube or Facebook.
REGISTER NOW: 2020 Games for Change Virtual Festival

The 2020 Games for Change Virtual Festival (July 14–16) is right around the corner! For the first time, registration will be free to all. Festival participants will experience 3 days full of talks, workshops, roundtables, and demos across 4 programming tracks: Games for Learning, Civics & Social Issues, Health & Wellness, and XR for Change.

In addition, there will be global networking opportunities throughout the Festival! Join #G4C2020 and explore how video games and immersive media foster resilience, connectedness, and well-being during these changing times. Register here.

TICKETS: Ethics and Privacy: Terms of Usage, a Data Science Day 2020 Virtual Event

As part of the Columbia University Data Science Institute’s flagship annual event, this virtual session will bring together thought leaders who are driving discussions on ethics and privacy in data science and engineering.

Ethics and Privacy: Terms of Usage will feature conversations and lightning talks on a range of topics, such as ensuring the responsible use of data, exposing algorithmic bias, and the benefits and risks of data sharing. Reserve your virtual seat today (free for current Columbia students, DSI industry affiliates, and NYC government).

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