A simple indicator of the growing influence and impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is the Hollywood Professional Association (party of SMPTE) inclusion of it in their annual retreat.
For the 2016 Retreat I proposed a presentation on AI & ML that wasn’t deemed relevant at that time.
For the 2017 Retreat I made pretty much the same proposal, which lead to a panel discussion at the Retreat that I was pleased to contribute to.
For the 2018 Retreat the half day tech focus the day before the main conference is:
A half day of targeted panels, speakers and interaction, this year focusing on one of the most important topics our industry faces, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Two years ago it wasn’t relevant.
A year ago it was one panel in three days of conference.
This year it’s the tech focus day ahead of the conference!
I’ll be back on a panel this year – Novel AI Implementations: Real World AI Case Studies – and hope to see you there. The HPA Retreat is the closest thing to TED talks for our industry and discuss the topics that will be crucial to film and television production in 2-3 years. Get a heads up before everyone else.