Computational Media Creation
  • "When you have a manipulated video, it should be clear that it has been manipulated."
  • "There have been incidents in other countries, in India, for example, where video that was untrue caused riots."
  • "One way to rebuild the trust is to be more transparent about the news production process."
  • "The idea is to use VR to help people embody someone who is very different from them."

Season 02 Episode 05

Computational Media Creation

Featuring Maneesh Agrawala

Artificial intelligence already writes stock and minor league sports blurbs. Is storytelling next? AI researcher Snigdha Chaturvedi joins Dirk and Jon to share her research projects developing AI augmented storytelling tools.

AI researcher Snigdha Chaturvedi joins Dirk and Jon to share details from her research projects over the years, building toward AI that can eventually tell original stories. We learn about challenges faced in her work, limitations with the current technology, and how AI storytelling with augment professional writers and amateur non-writers in the near future.