Dr Demis Hassabis is the Co-Founder and CEO of DeepMind, the world’s leading General Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, which was acquired by Google in 2014 in their largest ever European acquisition. Demis will draw on his eclectic experiences as an AI researcher, neuroscientist and videogames designer to discuss what is happening at the cutting edge of AI research, its future impact, and how developing AI may help us better understand the human mind, including the nature of imagination and creativity.
Normally at this time of year, RTS London partners with the IET to review the International Broadcast Convention in Amsterdam. However, IBC was yet another victim of Covid-19, with events moving online.
Accelerators are fast-track, collaborative innovation projects that address complex media and entertainment industry business and technology challenges. There were eight IBC projects this year, running for around five months.
Robert Ambrose, consulting editor of IBC 2019, spent much of his time working with content producers. Looking back at September’s conference, he argued there was clear evidence that the industry is going through a period of disruptive change and uncertainty, as content owners try to figure out new business models to deliver content.
This was particularly focused on delivering content direct to the consumer and building a successful subscription streaming service. Both gained lots of coverage at IBC.
Steve Clarke observes a masterclass in communication skills by astronaut Tim Peake
ESA astronaut Tim Peake as he reflects on his remarkable career and the future challenges of space exploration at the RTS/IET event Life, the Universe and Beyond With Tim Peake, held at the IET, Savoy Place, London, on October 25.
Astronaut Tim Peake told a spellbound crowd at the RTS/IET joint public lecture about his time in space
Join ESA astronaut Tim Peake as he reflects on his remarkable career and the future challenges of space exploration.
The first Ultra-HD sets simply increased the resolution, but the new format offers much more to television audiences. Both high dynamic range and a wider colour gamut are features of the latest TV sets in the shops.
At the Midlands event in mid-January, Salmon, lead research engineer at BBC R&D, discussed the principles of Ultra-HD television and, in particular, the greater range of colours – the wider colour gamut – available on new TV sets.
The first “4k” TV sets simply increased the resolution. A survey with over 2000 respondents will be reported which shows how the UK population might benefit from increased resolution.
Held at the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the annual RTS Patrons' Dinner drew figures from across the television world to celebrate the work of the RTS.
The event followed a successful day of student masterclasses in programme-making, attended by students from across the country.