We are thrilled to announce Ricardo Baeza-Yates as one of two high-profile keynote speakers at Media Futures Annual Meeting 2023. He will set the basis for a truly inspirational meeting on AI.

Baeza-Yates is Director of Research at the Institute for Experiential AI of Northeastern University and a consultant to startups and other organizations, particularly in responsible AI. At the Annual Meeting 2023 he will talk about irresponsible AI, their challenges and the near future. 

Keynote abstract

Generative AI: The End of the Digital Truth?

The Media of the future may be completely different from today’s, consisting of a mixture of truths and falsehoods. Determining what was generated by a chatbot and what was generated by a human being will be almost impossible. In fact, it will be difficult to know what data we can even use to continue improving the technology. Over time, it may learn from itself, becoming less and less human.

Ricardo Baeza-Yates will hold his keynote talk at 13:15 on day 1 of the Annual Meeting.

Baeza-Yates is also co-author of the best-seller Modern Information Retreival textbook published by Addison-Wesley in 1999 and 2011 (2nd ed), that won the ASIST 2012 Book of the Year award. Before he started to work at the Institute for Experiential AI of Northeastern University, he was VP of Research at Yahoo Labs, based in Barcelona, Spain, and later in Sunnyvale, California, from 2006 to 2016. 

From 2002 to 2004 he was elected to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer Society and between 2012 and 2016 was elected for the ACM Council. In 2009 he was named ACM Fellow and in 2011 IEEE Fellow, among other awards and distinctions. He obtained a Ph.D. in CS from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1989, and his areas of expertise are web search and data mining, information retrieval, bias on AI, data science and algorithms in general.

MediaFutures third Annual Meeting 

MediaFutures is a centre for research-based innovation with the goal to develop responsible media technology, leveraging AI technology, for the media sector. The 2023 Annual Meeting constitutes a forum for the exchange of scientific results and industry insights within the field of responsible media technology.

The centre is a consortium of the most important media players in Norway. The University of Bergen is the host of the centre. User partners include NRK and TV 2, the two main TV broadcasters in Norway, Schibsted, including Bergens Tidende (BT), and Amedia, the two largest news media houses in Scandinavia/Norway, as well as the world-renowned Norwegian media tech companies Vizrt, Highsoft and the global tech and media player IBM. The centre collaborates with renowned national research institutions including the University of Oslo, the University of Stavanger and NORCE, and works together with high-profile international research institutions.

This years Media Futures Annual Meeting focusses on Generative AI and the EU AI Act. In particular, we are interested in tackling questions related to as to what extent Generative AI and the EU AI Act will have an impact on the future of the media.

It will be held at November 16-17 at Media City Bergen, Norway. You can read more about MediaFutures Annual Meeting here.