The introduction of AI technologies in the media sector creates disruptive opportunities for the realisation of public values, such as media diversity, freedom of expression, inclusiveness and a flourishing public sphere also at the local level. AI4Media aspires to become a centre of excellence and a wide network of researchers across Europe and beyond, with a focus on delivering the next generation of core AI advances to serve the key sector of media.
The AI4Media consortium will establish the networking infrastructure to bring together the currently fragmented European AI landscape in the field of media, and foster deeper and long-running interactions between academia and industry. It will shape the agenda for responsible and ethical AI research, implement cutting-edge technologies and radically improve the democratic role of the media by enabling new ways of getting informed, of deliberation, political participation and decision making.
AI4Media will provide a targeted funding framework through open calls, to speed up the uptake of innovations developed within the network.
The Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision’s main involvement within AI4media is by providing use cases centered on AI for Social Sciences and Humanities. In our role of providing academic researchers as well as investigative journalists access to audiovisual archives, we see a big role for AI in helping find patterns in vast collections of media. By providing research and industry stakeholders with informed requirements, we help to set research priorities and validate the cutting-edge outcomes produced in AI4Media.
AI4Media is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under contract no. 951911.
The AI4Media consortium brings together 30 partners leading research and innovation in the areas of AI and media (9 universities, 9 research centres, 12 industrial partners).