The opening of SFI MediaFutures

by | Jan 12, 2021

Last Updated on June 28, 2021 by Ellen Ingeborg Hætta
Picture of Christoph Trattner

We invite you to the digital opening of SFI MediaFutures – Research centre for responsible media technology and innovation, Tuesday 2nd of February 14.00-15.30 CET.

Together with 13 other R&D partners from the media and tech industry and the academic world we are creating the first research centre in Norway developing responsible media technology, and everybody is welcome to the digital opening of the centre.

The centre’s main goal is to generate innovation and value creation for the Norwegian news media and media technology industry through long-term research on responsible media technologies, and we focus on advanced new media technology for responsible and effective media user engagement, media content production & analysis, media content interaction and accessibility. MediaFutures will also research new methods and metrics for precise audience understanding, for example AI technology to reveal fake news or filter bubbles.

The event is broadcasted via Vimeo:  


1400Welcomeby Centre Director Christoph Trattner
1405Opening remarksHenrik Asheim, Norwegian Minister for Research and Higher Education

University of Bergen by Rector Margareth Hagen

Department of information science and media studies by Head of department Leif Ove Larsen

Research Council of Norway
1415Video greetings from research partnersUniversity of Oslo
University of Stavanger
1420Panel conversationModerator: Christoph Trattner, Centre Director, MediaFutures, UiB 

In the panel:
Frøy Gudbrandsen, Editor-in-Chief, Bergens Tidende 

Ingrid Agasøster, Chief Operating Officer, Fonn Group

Eirik Solheim, NRK Norwegian Broadcasting Cooperation
1440Keynote: Sinan AralSinan Aral is a Global Authority on Business Analytics; Award-winning Researcher; Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist; Director of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy and Social Analytics Lab and a founding partner at Manifest Capital. He is a managerial economist and econometrician by training whose expertise spans social networks, causal inference, the design and analysis of large-scale digital experiments, machine learning, predictive modeling, natural language processing, AI, big data, marketing, IT, social commerce, ecommerce, behavior change and economic productivity. He earned his PhD at MIT and completed his Master’s degrees at the London School of Economics and at Harvard.
1500Video greetings from industry partnersAmedia
Bergens Tidende
1505Keynote: Ricardo Baeza-YatesBias on Search and Recommender Systems
In this presentation we cover all biases that affect search and recommender systems. They include biases on the data, the algorithms as well as the user interaction, in particular the ones related to relevance feedback loops (e.g., ranking and personalization).  In each case we cover the main concepts and when known, the techniques to ameliorate them, as well as biases that might be product of the evaluation methods used. This presentation is partially based on Bias on the Web, Communications of ACM, June 2018.

Ricardo Baeza-Yates is currently Director of Graduate Data Science Programs (part-time) of Northeastern University, Silicon Valley campus, since January 2018. Between 2016 and 2020 he was CTO of NTENT, a search technology company based in California. Previously, he was VP of Research at Yahoo Labs. He is part-time professor at  the University of Chile and Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, and an adjunct professor at the CS department of the University of Waterloo, Canada. His research interests includes algorithms and data structures, information retrieval, web search and data mining, and data science and visualization. He is ACM Fellow and IEEE Fellow.
1525End remarkby Centre Director Christoph Trattner



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