Last Chance to Register for the ETC Synthetic Media Summit

To help chart the course of our AI-driven future, the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California will hold its inaugural Synthetic Media Summit this Thursday, June 8 on the USC campus. This high-level event will gather the world’s top AI experts and media executives to discuss the state, media use cases, and ethics of synthetic media for the news and entertainment industries. In-person seating is limited, and remote attendance is available at a reduced cost. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite, for $175 and $50, respectively (plus tax). Enter the discount code ETCSMS15 for 15 percent off in-person attendance.

This is a collaboration co-hosted by USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, in partnership with SMPTE and NAB Amplify.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr. Morten Bay, Lecturer, Research Fellow, Center for the Digital Future, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Yves Bergquist, AI Researcher, Director, AI & Blockchain Project, ETC@USC
  • Stella Biderman, AI Ethics Researcher, EleutherAI
  • Elizabeth Daley, Dean, USC School of Cinematic Arts
  • Laura Davis, Associate Professor, Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism
  • Angela Dunning, Partner, Cooley LLP
  • Laura Ellis, Head of Technology Forecasting, BBC R&D
  • Emilio Ferrara, Associate Professor, Communication, Computer Science and Preventive Medicine, USC
  • Anthony Guarino, EVP, Global Production & Studio Technology, Paramount
  • Evo Heyning, Executive Producer, CEO, Realitycraft
  • Melody Hildebrandt, CISO, Fox Corporation and President, Blockchain Creative Labs
  • Renard Jenkins, SVP Production Integration & Creative Technology Services, Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Julianna Kirschner, Lecturer, USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism
  • Dr. Mark Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
  • Ryan Luu, Director of Product, CoreUX & Personalization, The Washington Post
  • Dr. Gary Marcus, Author, Entrepreneur, Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, NYU
  • Dr. Margaret Mitchell, Chief AI Ethicist, Hugging Face
  • Amli Murphy, Community Media Associate of Edutainment, Stability AI
  • Sanjay Pandit, CTO, CAA
  • Jennifer Peterson, Associate Professor, Director, Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Studies, USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism
  • Nikki Pope, Head of AI Legal, NVIDIA
  • Nikola Todorovic, Founder & CEO, Wonder Dynamics
  • Ken Williams, Executive Director, Entertainment Technology Center at USC
  • Simon Yuen, Senior Director, NVIDIA Omniverse

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