Broadcast Media is Finally Embracing AI


But in the years that followed, the broadcast industry was surprisingly slow to adopt other AI or machine learning (ML) technologies. Netflix’s recommendation engine may have made waves when the company’s streaming platform launched in 2010. AI & Machine Learning

Hyundai in early, unspecified talks with Apple; broadcaster says discussing electric vehicles


SEOUL/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co said on Friday it was in early, unspecified talks with Apple after a local broadcaster said the pair were discussing an electric car and battery tieup, sending Hyundai shares surging 24%. By Heekyong Yang and Stephen Nellis.


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How Can You Optimize your Spark Jobs and Attain Efficiency – Tips and Tricks!

Analytics Vidhya

Advanced Data Engineering Spark broadcasting core executors memoryThis article was published as a part of the Data Science Blogathon. Introduction “Data is the new oil” ~ that’s no secret and is. The post How Can You Optimize your Spark Jobs and Attain Efficiency – Tips and Tricks!

U.S. Supreme Court permits FCC to loosen media ownership rules


Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Federal Communication Commission to loosen local media ownership restrictions, handing a victory to broadcasters in a ruling that could facilitate industry consolidation as consumers increasingly move online. By Andrew Chung and David Shepardson.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Italy court orders Vivendi to pay Mediaset 1.7 million euros, rejecting multi-billion damage claim


MILAN (Reuters) - An Italian court ruled on Monday that French media giant Vivendi pay Italian broadcaster Mediaset more than 1.7 The Milanese broadcaster was seeking around 3 billion euros ($3.6

TSMC says can catch up with auto chip demand by end June - CBS


broadcaster CBS. Speaking to CBS' 60 Minutes in comments broadcast on Sunday, TSMC Chairman Mark Liu said they first heard about the shortages in December and the following month began trying to squeeze out as many chips as possible for automakers.

Japan's Renesas to shift production to Ehime from fire-hit chip plant: NHK


TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp is set to shift some production to a factory in the southwestern prefecture of Ehime after a fire damaged a factory in northeast Japan, public broadcaster NHK said on Tuesday.

Italy's Mediaset wins two legal cases involving online piracy


MILAN (Reuters) - Italian broadcaster Mediaset said on Friday it had won two legal cases against French and U.S. portals involving online piracy.

Disney close to picking next ABC News president - NBC News


Godwin, a 14-year veteran of CBS, would become the first Black woman to lead a broadcast news division, NBC News reported, citing two sources with knowledge of the situation.

Australia's Seven West Media signs Google, Facebook deals after media law feud


The top-rating free-to-air broadcaster and publisher of Perth city's main metro daily said on Monday it would supply content for the Alphabet Inc unit's News Showcase platform for five years and to a similar Facebook product for three. By Byron Kaye.

China's graft watchdog rebukes 'mukbang' binge-eating, drinking videos


The country's graft watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), said video-hosting platforms should strengthen their supervision, stop and remove inappropriate broadcasts and block the accounts of offenders.

Australia says content laws already working after Nine-Google deal reports


SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Wednesday said promised laws forcing tech giants to pay media outlets for content had already succeeded after reports that publisher and broadcaster Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd agreed on a licensing deal with Google. By Byron Kaye.

Japan's COVID-19 app failed to pass on some contact warnings


I am truly sorry for the inconvenience caused and for the loss of trust," state broadcaster NHK cited the health minister, Norihisa Tamura, as saying.

Australia's Seven West Media strikes partnership with Google


The launch of the product is Google's latest tactic in a campaign against the Australian government's planned legislation to make the company pay publishers and broadcasters for content that appears in its search engine.

Australia won't change planned content laws despite Facebook block: lawmaker


meets the right balance," Simon Birmingham, Australia's Minister for Finance, told Australian Broadcasting Corp Radio.

Australia's political opposition to support Facebook, Google legislation: sources


CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's political opposition will support proposed legislation that would force Alphabet's Google and Facebook to pay publishers and broadcasters for content, two sources briefed on the matter said. By Colin Packham.

U.S. hearing on tech dominance of news outlets will include Microsoft


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A House Judiciary panel focused on antitrust will hear from three witnesses on Friday who represent a range of news organizations with concerns about how big tech platforms like Facebook and Alphabet's Google increasingly dominate their industry.

Apple goes to battle with Spotify in premium podcast push


By Sheila Dang. Reuters) -Apple Inc is fighting to retain control of the fast-growing podcasting market it popularized years ago but did not monetize, analysts and industry experts told Reuters.

Facebook's Zuckerberg reached out to Australian lawmakers over new media rules


No, Mark Zuckerberg didn't convince me to back down if that's what you're asking," Frydenberg told the Australian Broadcasting Corp, without giving further details of the meeting.

New Zealand awards Amazon extra $116 million subsidy for 'Lord of the Rings' TV series


Amazon is estimated to be spending about NZ$650 million ($465 million) filming the first season of the show, for broadcast on its Amazon Prime streaming platform, meaning it would be eligible for a rebate of about NZ$162 million ($116 million), the government said.

Conversational Computing and More News from Oracle Analytics Summit 2019

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

The Oracle Analytics Summit 2019 was the inaugural user event for Oracle Analytics customers, and they also broadcast the video for thousands of others. You can watch the keynote at [link]. Executives talked about some big organizational changes, including Bruno Aziza joining last year to lead the analytics organization. This event marked a transition and "a new beginning" for the Oracle Analytics portfolio, as the company announced three new analytics products.

Japanese town deploys 'Monster Wolf' robots to deter wild bears


Bear sightings are at a five-year high, mostly in rural areas in western and northern Japan, national broadcaster NHK has reported.

NFL reaches long-term media deals with Amazon, Disney and others


(Reuters) - The National Football League (NFL) said on Thursday it reached long-term media deals with Inc and major broadcast and cable companies that run through 2033.

Japan messenger app Line let engineers in China access user data without consent: media


Under Japanese privacy regulations, companies have to inform users when their personal data is sent overseas, public broadcaster NHK said.

Win with AI: The journey to AI starts with collecting data

IBM Big Data Hub

Scott Hebner, VP, Marketing, IBM Analytics & AI, spoke with Dave Vellante in NYC on the eve of the September 13 taping of the Win with AI digital broadcast

Ford, Infiniti in spotlight on China consumer rights show


Big brands, fearful of being featured in the two hour prime-time broadcast, have been known to prepare responses ahead of time, just in case.

Japan's Mizuho suffers problems at ATMs, preventing use of some services


Customers are unable to make withdrawals at some machines, national broadcaster NHK reported. By Kevin Buckland and Takashi Umekawa.

Former ABC executive to become chairwoman of Warner Bros. TV


broadcast network. (Reuters) - Former ABC network executive Channing Dungey will take over as chairwoman of Warner Bros. Television Group, the AT&T Inc unit said on Monday, replacing veteran television executive Peter Roth, who will step down next year.

Google says to block search engine in Australia if forced to pay for news


Australia is on course to pass laws that would make tech giants negotiate payments with local publishers and broadcasters for content included in search results or news feeds. By Renju Jose.

UK aims to regulate social media firms over content removal - The Times


UK ministers will announce plans on Tuesday for a statutory duty of care, which will be enforced by Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, the newspaper reported, without citing a source.

Daimler will shrink with shift to electric, autonomous cars: CEO


The next five years we will become a smaller company," Kaellenius told a Reuters Events broadcast on Thursday. "We By Edward Taylor.

Australia to make Facebook, Google pay news outlets for content


Under laws to go to parliament this week, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the Big Tech firms must negotiate with local publishers and broadcasters how much they pay for content that appears on their platforms. By Byron Kaye.

Pandemic-proof Apple to kick off lineup for critical holiday season


The devices will be shown in an event broadcast [link] from its Cupertino, California headquarters starting at 1 p.m. By Stephen Nellis.

A Single View of the Truth – Finding a Common Language

Data Virtualization

Just before lockdown I attended an excellent event in Holland where the presentations from Dutch speakers were translated and broadcast through headsets in real time (by some very adept linguists) into several other languages for the benefit of those, like.

Mediaset, Vivendi seek compromise to revive European growth plan: sources


MILAN (Reuters) - Mediaset and its second largest investor Vivendi are working on a potential deal to end a long-running legal row and revive the Italian broadcaster's European growth strategy, two sources close to the matter said. By Elvira Pollina.

How to Monetize the Sports Digital Transformation


The sports ecosystem—from the right holders to the broadcasters, the technology platforms, the partners to the providers—is ready for disruption. Sporting events from across the world are now popularly broadcasted through different media to give an immersive experience to end users. The sports digital transformation is upon us, and the world of sports is about to be disrupted through the technology at play.

Apple expected to unveil updates to Watches, iPads


Reuters) - Apple Inc will broadcast an event from its Cupertino, California campus on Tuesday where analysts expect it to show updated Apple Watches, iPads and other devices while reserving an iPhone launch for next month. By Stephen Nellis.

Win with AI: Insurance company Guidewell looks to get data for AI

IBM Big Data Hub

James Wade, Director of Application Hosting at Guidewell and IBM Analytics Hemanth Manda spoke with Dave Vellante in New York City on the eve of the 13 September taping of the Win with AI digital broadcast about the challenge of getting data ready for AI and how IBM Cloud Private for Data can help

Twitter aims to label more state-affiliated accounts worldwide


Twitter has been used widely by activists, sometimes using pseudonyms, to broadcast human rights abuses from countries like Saudi Arabia and China, but. By Sheila Dang. Reuters) - Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said on Friday the social media platform plans to expand its labeling of state-affiliated accounts worldwide, even as he defended its policy of allowing leaders of countries like Iran and China to use Twitter.

Win with AI: How to move up the maturity curve

IBM Big Data Hub

Rob Thomas, general manager of IBM Analytics, sat down with Dave Vellante in New York City on the eve of the 13 September taping of the Win with AI digital broadcast to talk about the evolution of big data and how clients can take the next leap forward into self-service analytics before using AI to grow their business

How Remote AR Has The Power to Revolutionise How We Collaborate


Augmented reality is an emerging technology that’s set to challenge traditional approaches towards collaboration across multiple fields. The world’s continually getting smaller, with businesses making use of recruiting staff globally as well as embracing the emerging gig economy.

Accuracy Fallacy: The Media’s Coverage of AI Is Bogus


Such as the gross exaggerations Stanford researchers broadcasted about their infamous "AI gaydar" project, there exists a prevalent "accuracy fallacy" in relation to AI from the media. Find out more about how the press constantly misleads the public into believing that machine learning can reliably predict psychosis, heart attacks, sexuality, and much more. 2019 Dec Opinions Accuracy AI Hype Media