FKT: Media Days Munich 2018

Artificial Intelligence between evolution and magic data

At this year’s Media Days in Munich October 24-26 experts discussed pros, cons and versatile applications.
Prof. Dr. Maximilian Herberger from Saarland University answered the question whether AI is a blessing or a curse with a surprisingly simple answer: we do not know what AI actually is at this point. It may be this uncertainty that causes restraint. Furthermore, there is a lack of definition, unmodified since the 1960s.
AI’s potential is undisputed and extends across the whole value chain of media. Most diverse branches, from Alibaba to ProSiebenSat.1 to Al Jazeera Media Network make first hands-on experience with AI in a trial-and-error approach. However, this trial-and-error approach isn’t anchored in the DNA of German entrepreneurship. Chris Boos, Founder and CEO of Arago, criticizes the fact that thinking about monetization is too fast in Germany. It took Arago nine years to collect data and a total of twelve years to develop HIRO.

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Arago Redaktion 5. December 2018