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Machine Intelligence Meets the Cloud

HAL gets a job in the digital media businessA new career opportunity for HAL?

A Software-Defined IBC

Software-Defined Workflows, courtesy of Imagine Communications Having lived in Asia for the past decade, I hadn't had the chance to visit IBC very often recently, so it was a great pleasure to be in Amsterdam for the 2014 exhibition.  I always like to take an initial stroll around the halls to try to get a feel for the likely overall themes of a show, and wasn't surprised to see the 'C' word in liberal abundance, as has been the case at all such gatherings around the world over the past couple of years or so. 

Are We There Yet?

The long and winding roadThe Digital Journey continues...

Over five years ago, in a post on the forerunner of this site, I speculated about where the 'digital journey' might take us, so now would seem to be a good occasion to take stock once again.

For those of us working in the industry, it's sometimes the case that we get ahead of ourselves and assume that (nearly) everyone in the 'real world' is already taking full advantage of all the fancy new technologies that we are offering.  A historical example of this was HDTV - just think about how long it took for that to become TRULY mainstream.

So how far, for example, has the world progressed in terms of consumption of video content via IP based streaming?  As is often the case, the data that are published on a regular basis tend to paint a complex, sometimes contradictory picture.