Hackjam: Generative AI

A "Hackjam" is a way to bring different skills and disciplines together to explore a shared challenge, to learn and discover new skills. This practical workshop brings together technical and non-technical people together from across the EBU Membership to discover together how Generative AI can be used for the benefit of Public Service Media. The event is kindly hosted by Radio France in Paris.

Details at a glance

  • Location: Maison de la Radio, 16 Avenue du Président Kennedy, Paris, France
  • Start time: Monday, 25 September, 10:00 CEST
  • End time: Tuesday, 26 September, 14:00 CEST
  • Who can register: Open to employees of EBU member organizations. Come as a team or as individuals.
  • Cost: Free of charge
  • Hotels: Please book your own
  • Catering: Drinks, snacks, food during the event will be provided.
  • What to bring: Your own computer; your own APIs if relevant; any APIs and keys you may want to use

All you need to know

Participating teams will spend 28 hours coming up with innovative concepts by using Generative AI across text, image, audio and video. We encourage teams to collaborate, swap ideas and help catalyse new experiences. It's all in good fun and there to stimulate creative thinking the exchange of ideas. It will also be a great place to make contacts with other colleagues from across European broadcasting. If you want to come along but aren't able to come with team, dont worry, we'll help you find the right people to work with on the day.

The event in-person only, open to employees of EBU member organizations and invited collaborators and free of charge. Do you need to be programmer? absolutely not! We want this event to be a mix of both technical and non-technical skillsets - bringing technical and content innovation together. If you have a great idea but not sure how to realise it: dont worry, we'll help you find the right people.

To allow for travel, we will be starting at 10:00 CEST on Monday, 25 September and finishing just after lunch around 14:00 on Tuesday, 26 September. We encourage you to arrange for hotels within easy travelling distance from the location. 

With the Olympics coming to Paris in 2024, one of the proposed themes will be around how content for sporting events can be enhanced, or even entirely generated using this technology. How can content channels be supported by Generative AI? Can archives be repurposed or restored?

Another hot topic is how such technologies can be used for misinformation and "fake news". To understand how to identify and combat misinformation, it is important to know how it can be produced and disseminated with the help of Generative AI.

These are just some ideas about how this technology is being used now - if you've got a completely different idea, we'd love you to come and share it with us - not just production, but user experiences and distribution.

Go ahead and register now, or contact us if you have any questions!

Note: image generated with Stable Diffusion by Ben Poor; Positive prompt: generative AI, paris, artificial intelligence, invention, computer, code; Negative prompt: text; Steps: 90; Sampler: Euler a; CFG scale: 12.5; Seed: 3297854592; Size: 1024x1024; Model hash: 9584e2c050; Model: cyberrealistic_v32; Version: v1.5.1

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