Are you curious to find out about the interaction tools that MARCONI offers to radio stations? Would you like to learn more about how HRADIO enables broadcast radio to be enriched with digital services? Come experience it for yourself at IBC! From the 13th till the 17th of September, MARCONI and HRADIO will have a joint stand in the Future Zone of IBC, where MARCONI showcases customised software tools to increase and automatise listener interaction, and HRADIO enables hybrid listening experiences, seamlessly combining linear broadcasts with on-demand content. Together, the projects let IBC visitors experience interactive and personalised radio, at home, on the road, or at the festival, in a stand that is uniquely designed for the experience.
Co-organised by JOANNEUM RESEARCH, the Joint Workshop on On-Device Machine Learning & Compact Deep Neural Network Representations took place on June 14th, 2019, as part of the 36th International Conference on Machine Learning in Long Beach, CA, USA, one of the world's leading scientific events in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
On the 5th of June, the first workshop on Interactive Radio Experiences (IRE) took place at ACM TVX, the International Conference on Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Video, at MediaCityUK in Salford, UK. Despite the increasingly interactive nature of radio experiences, the topic has been neglected so far at TVX and other conferences that address interactive media. The workshop, jointly organised by the H2020-projects MARCONI and HRadio, brought together researchers and practitioners working on tools, services and applications that enable interactive radio experiences.
The workshop on Interactive Radio Experiences, organized by the MARCONI and HRadio projects at the TVX 2019 conference, is just one week away. The programme of the half day workshop is now available here. The workshop will include invited talks from BBC and Konsole Labs and four industry presentations and papers. The workshop will close with a discussion round, aiming at outlining future research directions.
Looking forward to seeing you at the IRE workshop in Salford!
As part of MARCONI, public broadcaster NPO and service provider Faktion developed a chatbot for the radio station NPO Radio 5. Listeners are able to ask questions about the different radio shows (time and day, what is it about, who is the presenter), the DJ’s, songs, competitions and more general frequently asked questions such as “How can I listen to the station abroad?” or “How can I listen to a programme that’s already been broadcasted?”. Via smart connection with the editorial radio system, questions about programmes, songs and DJ’s could be automatically answered, as all the information is already available.
From the 31st of March till the 2nd of April, MARCONI was present at Radiodays Europe in Lausanne to showcase the platform and its components for the open pilots. Radiodays Europe is born as a response to the needs of the European industry, public and private, to come together to discuss the new media challenges, across borders. It has since grown to become the most important annual conference for radio professionals. At the event, MARCONI and the project HRADIO had a joint booth at the exhibition and were also presented during the conference.
IRIS2019, International Legal Informatics Symposium, is the biggest event on legal informatics (law and IT) in central Europe. It took place in February 2019 at the University of Salzburg, with University of Vienna as the main organiser. Already in its 22nd year, about 130 speakers presented the latest developments in their field, of which also the MARCONI consortium.
As of 2006, Flemish radio station Studio Brussels organises the yearly charity event Music for Life, as part of the “Warmest Week”. Studio Brussel calls on their listeners to set up a campaign for a cause that lies close to their hearts. Since 2015, these campaigners have their own app, which enables them to share their story and better connect with their radio station. Behind this app lies the technology of MARCONI. In this blog post, you can find an overview of what MARCONI contributed and piloted at Music for Life.
From the 24th till the 26th of January, the Salon de la Radio took place in Paris. The European radio show undoubtedly marks the middle of the radio season. During these three days, several presentations, lectures, meetings, workshops and demos celebrated radio in the historical building Grande Halle de la Villette. Together with HRADIO and FuturePulse, MARCONI organised a booth on the future of radio, showcasing different prototypes that support interaction with the listener.