EMBEDDIA Open Day in Zagreb

On December 17th 2019, we organized an EMBEDDIA Open Day event at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) in Zagreb. The event was a success, presenting an excellent opportunity for project presentation and interesting discussions for future work.

Silver Traat (TEXTA) presenting the MediaAssistant. Photo credit: Marko Pranjić.

EMBEDDIA members visit to 24sata and Večernji list in Zagreb

On December 16th, 2019, members of the EMBEDDIA consortium visited the newsrooms of the two most popular newspapers in Croatia, 24sata and Večernji list.

Visit of 24sata and discussions with Hrvoje Dorešić, product manager of 24sata.

EMBEDDIA partners meeting
December 16-17th, 2019, Zagreb, Croatia

The EMBEDDIA consortium met for a regular project meeting in Zagreb, Croatia. The meeting was very productive.

The EMBEDDIA consortium on a guided Zagreb City Tour.

News Automation at Work – Practices and Perspectives Workshop
November 4-5th, 2019, Dublin, Ireland

EMBEDDIA partners organized the News Automation at Work workshop on November 4th and 5th at the DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo). The workshop focused primarily on the use of automated journalism, a new but critical development in the field of media studies.

Organizers and participants of the News Automation at Work Workshop. EMBEDDIA members: Carl-Gustav Linden (UH-SocS), Leo Leppänen (UH-CS), Hannu Toivonen (UH-CS), Shane Sheehan (UEDIN).

EMBEDDIA partners meeting
June 27-28th, La Rochelle, France

The EMBEDDIA consortium met for a regular project meeting in La Rochelle, France. The meeting was very productive.

Presentation of EMBEDDIA at the European Youth Science & Media Days 2019
June 5th 2019, Strasbourg, France

Adjunct Professor Carl-Gustav Lindén from the University of Helsinki gave an invited talk and presented EMBEDDIA at the European Youth Science & Media Days 2019. The event was arranged by the European Science-Media Hub (SMH) and was organised on the premises of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The audience consisted of around 80 journalists from all around Europe and the overall theme of the was “AI and journalism”. In his talk, Carl-Gustav Lindén focused on human-machine interaction in journalism with a focus on automation. Lindén also underlined the importance of EU funding for long-term strategic innovation in important areas not otherwise covered, in this case, language technology for less-resourced languages.

Between Euphoria and Dystopia: AI, journalism, and perceptions in leading newsrooms
May 21st 2019, Toronto, Canada

Professor Marko Milosavljević from the University of Ljubljana held a public lecture in Toronto, at Ryerson University, on the use of AI in the newsroom and its relationship with journalism and the EMBEDDIA project.

Showcasing Language Technology in H2020 and CEF Telecom Projects Workshop
26th April 2019, Brussels, Belgium

EMBEDDIA was presented at the “Showcasing Language Technology in H2020 and CEF Telecom Projects” workshop that was held on the 26 of April 2019 in Brussels.

The workshop introduced Digital Service Infrastructures and their stakeholders at Member State level to language technology related projects in the H2020 program and in CEF Telecom portfolio. This workshop was organized by DG Connect with the support of eTranslation (DGT) in the framework of the CEF program (SMART 2016/0103).

EMBEDDIA was presented during a 15 minutes oral presentation and during a poster presentation and discussion session allowing visitors of the workshop to get more detailed information about the project.

Workshop on Identification of media users’ needs
12th – 13th March 2019, Tallinn, Estonia

The objective of the workshop was to identify the needs of media partners within the EMBEDDIA project and their integration within the project’s tasks. The two-day event consisted of group discussions between researchers and representatives of the media partners. Discussions were organised on work package level, and focused on identifying use-case scenarios and their solutions, which are of interest for the media partners.

The workshop was successful. The meeting concluded with a meeting with editors from Ekspress Meedia newspapers and portals, and a visit to the Delfi AS newsroom (the biggest web portal in Estonia).