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What:  A half-day forum about how content recognition, speech to text, natural language processing, machine and deep learning and AI are poised to impact content creation. There’ll be tech and content demos, panels, presentations and 360-degree discussion about: What are the new machine intelligence powered technologies and tools for content creation and how can we improve them? What repetitive and time-consuming tasks will they eliminate, and how can they bolster the creative process? What challenges will we face integrating machine intelligence into workflows and how can we ameliorate them? How will machine intelligence alter job descriptions, staffing and crewing and how can the industry get ready for the transition? What new forms of content will machine intelligence enable? Join us as we cross into the next smart age in filmmaking.

Speakers:  Jovan Popovic, Sr. Principal Scientist, Adobe Research; Usman Shakeel, Worldwide Technology Leader, M & E, Amazon Web Services; Daniel De la Rosa, Director, Film Production Technologies, Universal Pictures; Mark Raudonis, SVP Post Production, Bunim Murray; Jason Brahms, Managing Partner & CEO, Video Gorillas; Jean Bolot, VP, Research and Innovation, Technicolor Research Center; Amit Pande, Project Management Lead, Google Cloud; Dr. Bart Andrew Kosko, PhD, JD, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Engineering and Law, USC Gould School of Law, and more.

Target Audience: Film and TV studio, mini-studio, network, OTT executives and technologists working in production and post; editorial, visual effects and postproduction facility executives and technologists; leading filmmakers working on set, and in editorial, visual effects and post; executives and technologists at hardware and software companies.

Attendance:   Invitation-only; fee free. Closed door, safe harbor, no media.  Contact Rochelle Winters,, if you would like to attend. Space is limited and attendance is on a first come, first served basis.

When: September 27, 2017, 12pm – 5:30pm, Downtown LA



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  • To advance technology and innovation within the entertainment industry
  • To provide a neutral setting for the entertainment industry, technology and electronics companies and to identify and discuss pressing issues
  • To understand the impact of technology on the consumer experience and the creative process
  • To connect and leverage the University of Southern California’s extensive research facilities, faculty and student body with companies
  • To provide insight about emerging consumer habits
  • To convene industry peer groups and partners to share knowledge and experience
  • To create an environment for testing and evaluation of proposed technology solutions
  • To help identify new business models for the entertainment industry
  • To improve the consumer experience and advance the art of entertainment as the 21st century unfolds

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