When: January 18, 2024, 10am - 4pm. 

Where: Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Rundfunkplatz 1, 80335 Munich

Background: The AI + Automation Lab, BR Data und BR Recherche are three teams at BR that work at the interface between technology and journalism. They use forms of automation and AI for investigative methods as well as for product development of journalistic formats such as automated texts, graphics, news briefings. A Journalism Tech Hub aims to make this work connectable: What models the teams are training could be used by other media outlets? What training data from public-service broadcasting could be useful to other institutions with a social mission?

Organizers: Bayerischer Rundfunk, TUM MDSI

The Workshop: The workshop centers on researchers showing each other the projects and methods they are working on in short pitches and subsequently explore possible collaborations on use cases and methods.

Themes of interest

  • Work with language models (fine-tuning, testing) for text services for journalists
  • Training of a dialect language model
  • Data to Text, Data to Graphics projects
  • Automated fragmentation of audios
  • Automated tagging of audios
  • Face recognition of video content for metadata extraction
  • Image or pattern recognition for investigations, for example in satellite imagery

Sign Up Deadline: Extended to December 13.

Munich Data Science Institute

Technische Universität München

Walther-von-Dyck-Straße 10
85748 Garching, Germany


Please note: although we wish to welcome everyone interested, our location has limited space. We ask for your understanding that we may not be able to extend an invitation to everyone. Nevertheless, if you are interested in joining, please sign up and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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