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EBU Big Data Conference 2018: Presentations available!
Over 170 participants from 23 different countries joined us on 28 February and 1 March in Geneva for the 2018 EBU Big Data Conference, the flagship event of the EBU Big Data Week.

Visit our website to rediscover or catch up with the 28 presentations made during the conference.


The Conference explored the many aspects of managing change when implementing a big strategy, offerings insights from media sector experts and beyond, and examining what big data induced 'change' means across organizations, from the boardroom to the newsroom, via marketing departments and content commissioning teams.

Media Innovation in the age of AI, social media and fake news - Presentations available
The first thematic MediaRoad event was organized on 2 March 2018 in Geneva as part of the EBU Big Data Week. The conference focused on how the media sector could take advantage of the latest innovations such as artificial intelligence. Presentations available here (Materials tab)

The conference was organized by the EPFL, a major European research institution, with the full support of the MediaRoad project, a Horizon 2020-funded initiative to create a European media ecosystem for innovation.
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Did you know? Thanks to the MediaRoad project, you can share your ideas and views on how the future European Research & Innovation Agenda for media and contribute to the creation of a joint vision for media innovation!
New videos on the EBU Big Data Youtube Channel
The 2018 EBU Big Data Conference gave us a chance to speak to leading experts from the world of data and media. Visit the Big Data Initiative Youtube Channel.

IBM Chief Data Steward Carl-Johan Nakamura, AI Professor Fernand Gobet, DW data journalist Mirko Lorenz and transformation expert Katz Kiely tell us why make data a part of your organization's strategy, how to manage change and how to engage audiences.

EU to delve into Artificial Intelligence
The European Commission will put forward a comprehensive European approach to artificial intelligence and robotics in the first half of 2018. The Commission's policy strategy for AI, expected on 25 April, will deal with technological, ethical, legal and socio-economic aspects to strengthen the EU’s research and industrial capacity in this area. Read more here

On the same day , the EU will present its follow-up on its strategy on fighting fake news and disinformation. EBU Director General has played a key role in the EU High Level Group on Fake News, which advised the European Commission to set up a code of conduct for online platforms. Read the EBU press release 
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