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Méta-Média: the post-mobile era and immersive experiences

France-based Méta-Média published at the beginning of June the 2016 spring/summer issue of its trendbook titled Tendances sur l’évolution des médias : au-delà du mobile. This 11th issue of the trendbook leads us into the post-mobile era, an era dominated by automated interfaces and conversational bots—behind which applications disappear—and in which users are encouraged to live... Read More »

How Screening Room Is Challenging the Way Hollywood Works

Sean Parker’s Screening Room project is creating real hullabaloo in Hollywood. The service offers the possibility of watching major releases at home on the day they come out in theatre. Exhibitors are up in arms about it. In the filmmakers’ camp, news of the service has polarized directors with big names perched on either side... Read More »

CANNES NEXT: 2016, YEAR ZERO FOR VR

Photo credit: Cannes Film Market Can virtual reality (VR) that incorporates live action be qualified as cinema? That is the question that was at the heart of discussions during the extensive program at the NEXT Pavilion, devoted entirely to the host of challenges as well as creative, financial and technological possibilities arising from VR only... Read More »

CANNES NEXT 2016: Prototypes and the future of film

Big data, the agile method and incubation: startup fever hits La Croisette. Imposing, sprawling and community-building, NEXT, the Cannes Marché du film pavilion for innovative business practices and technologies in the film industry, is poised to become a marketplace in and of itself, according to Jérôme Paillard, the money man of the world’s biggest film... Read More »

Machine Learning and Art (2 of 2)

A man on a bike as seen by the DeepDream algorithm
Photo credit: Maxime Johnson / DeepDream Machine Learning and Deep Learning are increasingly upsetting all sectors of society and make it namely possible to improve artificial intelligence and halt the spread of malware among many other benefits. However, scientists are not the only... Read More »

Machine Learning and Art (1 of 2)

The Google I/O conference as seen by the DeepDream algorithm
Photo credit: Maxime Johnson / DeepDream Machine learning and deep learning are increasingly disrupting all sectors of society, making it possible to improve artificial intelligence, halt the spread of malware, among many other benefits. However, scientists are not the only ones interested in it.... Read More »

Doom and Gloom Or Boom? Canadian Content in the Internet era

Image credits: McCord Museum What is the role of Canadian content in a digital world characterized by fewer borders, fewer regulations and more of everything else? A group on the front lines of the debate assembled recently. Whereas some are deeply optimistic, others are cautiously pessimistic. It is news to no one that many traditional... Read More »

AI, conversational interfaces, and VR: Google goes on the offensive

This week, a lot of attention was given during the kick-off of the annual Google I/O conference to three of this year’s key technologies: artificial intelligence, conversational interfaces and virtual reality. Co-written by Mickael Morier The attractive force of Google’s technologies was in full display with the opening viewed by more than 1 million users... Read More »

Key Edtech Trends to Watch

Technology can serve many purposes, including education. Here’s an overview of the upcoming trends in the Edtech field. If you’ve been paying attention to trends and developments in technology over the last couple of years, you’ve likely encountered the term “Edtech.” But if you’re coming from a consumer product background, you may not fully understand... Read More »

Discoverability: Toward a Common frame of Reference

The report titled Discoverability: Toward a Common frame of Reference, is released today. Danielle Desjardins, who was in charge of this research, presents it in general terms here. The Discoverability Summit, organized jointly by the CRTC and the NFB, will be held on May 10 and 11 in Toronto. The Summit was preceded by En route... Read More »

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