SMPTE President Renard T. Jenkins will serve as the keynote speaker for the inaugural Public Media Technology Summit (PMTS) preceding the 2023 NAB Show and the Broadcast Engineering and IT (BEIT) Conference during its opening session. Slated for April 13-14 at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel, the PMTS will include sessions on RF, IT, and general technology practice and management — particularly as they intersect with ATSC 3.0/NextGen TV, IP-based facilities, cloud-based production, and related business and service opportunities supporting public media’s unique mission. Jenkins served as Vice President of Operations, Engineering and Distribution at PBS prior to joining Warner Bros. Discovery in his current role as SVP, Production Integration and Creative Technology Services. Jenkins and his teams have earned numerous awards, including two Emmy Awards.
Nomono, the Norway-headquartered developer of audio recording and collaboration tools for podcasters and journalists, has been named the 2023 SXSW Innovation Award winner in the Audio category for its Nomono Sound Capsule and Nomono Cloud. The Nomono Sound Capsule is a cloud-connected, self-contained recording kit designed specifically for professionals in the field. Weighing less than four pounds, it includes a wi-fi enabled recorder that combines four compact wireless lavalier mics with a 360-degree spatial audio microphone array. It connects to the Nomono Cloud, an online audio collaboration tool where content creators can backup recordings, collaborate with their production team, and apply AI-powered dialogue enhancement processing.
Newsbridge has released a new AI landmark detection capability for indexing and searching media assets. Available on the cloud media hub platform’s Just Index, Cloud Media Hub, Media Marketplace, and Live Asset Manager solutions, the location-based search feature enables producers, journalists, and media managers to pull up video sequences of known and lesser-known landmarks (i.e., the White House, Niagara Falls, London city skyline, etc.), including aerial shots, in less than two seconds. Media managers can use the feature to store indexed results in a dedicated search engine, and run AI indexing on live streams to optimize search, clip creation, and delivery of recordings to Media Asset Management and third-party storage systems.
OpenAI’s ChatGPT-4 produces misinformation more frequently and persuasively than its predecessor, according to a report from journalism tech solutions provider, NewsGuard. Newsguard has run a series of tests – the first two months ago with ChatGPT-3.5 – prompting it to generate misinformation. It did so 80% of the time. The same tests with its successor, ChatGPT-4, saw the OpenAI tech advance 100% of false narratives it was prompted by. The company found that ChatGPT-4 advanced those false narratives not only more frequently, but more convincingly than the earlier version of the platform, including in responses it created in the form of news articles, Twitter threads, and TV scripts, ranging from mimicking Russian and Chinese state-run media outlets to perpetuating health hoax narratives and conspiracy theories. Read more here.