The first AI4ME Independent Advisory Board meeting was hosted at BBC MediaCity in Salford on the 26th of January 2023. The IAB comprises creative industry leaders acting as a critical friend to the project to review and advise AI4ME. The event showcased progress over the first 9 months with live demonstrations of research advances providing the foundations for the creation, production and delivery of personalised media experiences.
This new project brings together academics from engineering and sociology to explore, in partnership with the BBC, how citizen voices can be incorporated in the ethical development and review of new technologies for media personalisation.
Surrey and the BBC are working together to test an approach to bring in people – normal people, rather than experts – to oversee AI’s development in media personalisation.
Watch the very latest in sound tech, audio inspiration, creativity and flare! Personalisation, working with audiences and even getting them to work for you. A quick-fire round of lightning talks with a discussion afterwards from the field of research on new ideas of connecting with audiences. Watch 'Personalising Sound' panel here.
Joined by BBC R&D, this panel explores digital rights, human values, trust and decentralisation as directions to advance society's ability, our ability, to shape the algorithms that feed our media. The session includes presentations from speakers researching these themes and provide an opportunity for questions and discussion. It is hoped that their insights will enrich and inform a debate as part of society's ongoing conversation to design technologies for media personalisation that better serve the needs of society. Watch video recording here.
10 years ago the BBC Audio Research Partnership brought together BBC R&D and five universities — Surrey, Salford, Queen Mary, York and Southampton. Since then, our journey has involved 26 different organisations from across academia and industry.
The University of Surrey has teamed up with the BBC and Lancaster University on a new five-year ‘Prosperity Partnership’ to develop state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) and cutting-edge technologies that will allow future media experiences to be hyper-personalised by adapting to individual users’ interests, devices, location and accessibility requirements.
Lancaster University has teamed up with the BBC and the University of Surrey on a new ‘Prosperity Partnership’ to develop cutting-edge technologies that will allow future media experiences to be hyper-personalised by adapting to individual users’ interests, devices and accessibility requirements.
We are delighted to announce the start of a new five-year Prosperity Partnership with the universities of Surrey and Lancaster to develop and trial new ways to create and deliver object-based media at scale. Through groundbreaking collaborative research, we aim to transform how our audiences can enjoy personalised content and services in future. The goal is to enable scaled delivery of a wide range of content experiences - efficiently and sustainably - to mainstream audiences via multiple platforms and devices.