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AI robots: a benefit or a hazard?
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AI robots: a benefit or a hazard?

David Hanson is a real-life Dr Eldon Tyrell – the robotics genius from the movie Blade Runner, based on the sci-fi novel by Philip K. Dick. But Hanson’s vision is more Da...

Decoding the future
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Decoding the future

The next 20 years are likely to see more technological innovation than the world has seen in the past 300 years, and Louisa Heinrich’s ‘Inventing the Future’ panel looked ...

IBC delivers on expectations once again
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IBC delivers on expectations once again

With a day to go, attendance numbers at IBC2017 look set to beat last year’s record with 56,149 people having come through the doors as of 18:00 on Monday evening. “IBC i...

50 years on
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50 years on

Among the attendees at a reception to mark IBC’s 50th anniversary were two special guests. David MacGregor and Martin Salter both attended the 1967 convention – and every si...

A Titanic mission
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A Titanic mission

Actors Billy Zane and Leonardo DiCaprio have called on tech companies to help save the planet. The actor, best known for playing maritime bad guys, has founded The Convergenc...

Showcase revealed widespread desire for IP
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Showcase revealed widespread desire for IP

The hundreds of people who found the IBC IP Showcase, and sat attentively through the many presentations, have seen massive vindication to the political will behind the gatherin...

The anniversary game
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The anniversary game

The IBC Legends and Lucky Ajax line up for Saturday night’s charity football match. The Legends were ‘narrowly’ defeated, scoring four times in a 21-goal thriller, as the ...

Broadcasters rise to the challenge of machine learning
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Broadcasters rise to the challenge of machine learning

Hollywood would tell us that the rise of AI will wipe out the human race, but the BBC, Unbabel and Videogorillas are experimenting with machine learning on a far more practical ...

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IBC at the movies

War for the Planet of the Apes is the IBC Big Screen movie on Monday evening [Auditorium, 18:30-21:00]. Number three in the rebooted ‘Apes’ trilogy was a box-office block...

“We haven’t bashed FANG* enough yet!”
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“We haven’t bashed FANG* enough yet!”

Advertising’s ‘Mad Men’ panel heard Allen Klosowski, VP, advanced solutions group, SpotX, sum up the state of the industry. He said that the ad-path was already complex, b...

Why young viewers could be gone for good
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Why young viewers could be gone for good

One commonly held industry view is that while younger viewers may watch large amounts of mobile video on platforms such as YouTube, they will revert back to the traditional view...

Broadcast transformation: “Put the viewer first”
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Broadcast transformation: “Put the viewer first”

An IBC panel was unanimous about the impact IP was making – and would continue to make – to broadcasting. But as Richard Lindsay-Davies, CEO, DTG, warned: “Whatever we ...