IBC2017 is set to immerse visitors in a world of cutting-edge technologies that are accelerating global media trends and changing the user experience.

The rapid pace of change the industry faces today is altering the way content is created and consumed. From artificial intelligence (AI) to chatbots, personalisation and more, future technologies and their impact on the industry are explored throughout IBC2017.  

Future tech

In the Platform Futures conference strand, Vionlabs Founder Arash Pendari and tech evangelist for user experience design (UX) presents Future user experience: Mathematics or art?, a visual and informative session with personalisation of content at its heart.

The Big Screen Experience is back to host Future camera and presentation technologies and applications leading to AR/VR, immersive media and holography featuring ASC Director of Photography, Cinematographer and Visual Effects Supervisor David Stump, and Lightfield Lab CEO and Founder Jon Karafin.

They will be discussing the latest technologies that are destined to revolutionise how we capture images and volumetric light-fields – as well as how to empower content creators to explore and display their own free-viewpoint creations of both live-action and computer-generated content within augmented and virtual reality immersive media playback environments, including future holographic displays.

The session In conversation with…Bots: Messaging and voice platforms as the next battleground for consumer signals thatthe big bot battle’ surrounding chatbots as an interface and service has begun, but there are still many challenges for this nascent platform – including functionality, adoption, monetisation, UX and payment integration. Panellists from organisations including Al Jazeera Media Network, The Bot Platform and TurnUp Music will debate emerging opportunities, challenges and winning applications for the media industry.

Artificial intelligence - driving the next wave of innovation looks at the potential for AI, which is still largely uncharted territory. Visitors will hear from tech pioneers including Videogorillas CTO Alex Zhukov and Spotad Co-founder Yoav Oz, who will explore the latest developments in AI, how to harness these opportunities and how they might affect companies and consumers.

The series of Tech Talks on Sunday 17 September features several must-see sessions that step further into the future. Inventing the Future - Decoding the Unknown promises to be a wide-ranging discussion with experts envisioning the technologies and applications that are likely to materialise in the near and distant future, and the impacts they might have on humanity. The panel includes senior executives from organisations including BBC R&D, NHK, 21Million, Nuance Communications and Disney Research.

The Business Transformation conference session entitled Broadcast is about to be transformed, will feature speakers from Google, Freeview Australia, DMC and DTG discussing the myriad disruptions currently facing broadcast on all fronts. With IP-only delivery, on demand consumption and personalised user experiences, what can broadcasters do today to make the most of these transformations?

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