Media Brain and Xinhua AI news anchors

By KatalinFeherFulbrighter

As a radio journalist for years, I am interested in the development of media technology and the impact on media landscape. I closely followed the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in Chinese media industry. In December 2017, China’s Xinhua News Agency launched its AI Media Brain platform. In March 2018, the agency premiered the first…

Computational Narrative Phantasmal Media & Virtual Identity

By KatalinFeherFulbrighter

“My career is a quest to use the computer as a medium to spur the imagination and galvanize people to critically reflect upon society.” Prof. D. Fox Harrell, MIT CSAIL 0.  Computational Narrative Professor Fox Harrell on computational narratives: “Computational narratives take many forms including virtual and augmented reality systems, immersive experiences, videogames, electronic literature,…

Synthetic ads, GANs, AI-generated media

By KatalinFeherFulbrighter

Preparing for an era of deepfakes and AI-generated ads? A framework has become available for understanding responses to manipulated advertising in the context of AI-generated media.  Generations of manipulation in advertising is also analysed as the timeline of analogue, digital and synthetic media.  According to the authors, “technological  innovations  have  given  the  advertising  industry  the…

Digital Constitutionalism

By KatalinFeherFulbrighter

Digital Constitutionalism: Relocating Powers in the Algorithmic Society The spread of digital technologies has led to disruptive effects on the society of this century. As Floridi underlined, daily life is going towards an ‘onlife’ dimension. Automated data collection, mining, and algorithmic analysis, resulting in predictive profiling are increasingly projecting rights and freedoms in a ubiquitous…