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ETC Synthetic Media Summit

June 8, 2023, 9:00am - 5:00pm

University of Southern California (specific location to be announced)

We have a discount code now for 15% off in-person attendance:  ETCSMS15 and also, we’re offering students free webinar access. They must use their USC email address. Code: USCSTUDENT23.   

Artificial intelligence promises to change the way media content is produced, distributed and consumed. It even alters the nature of media itself. None of us, inside or outside of the media industry, is fully ready for what AI is about to bring about. So, to chart the course of this AI-driven future, this high-level, full-day event with top AI experts and media executives, will discuss the state, media use cases, and ethics of synthetic media for the news and entertainment industries.

Register at Eventbrite to attend in-person ($175 + tax. Seating is limited) or via webinar ($50 + tax) .

In partnership with

Scheduled Speakers:

  • Bill Baggelaar, CTO, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Randy Bean, Writer, Harvard Business Review
  • Stella Biderman, AI Ethics Researcher,
  • Tom Davenport, Writer, Harvard Business Review / Professor, University of Oxford
  • Angela Dunning, Partner, Cooley, LLP
  • Tom Graham, CEO, Metaphysic
  • Tony Guarino, EVP, Global Production & Studio Technology, Paramount
  • Melody Hildebrandt, CISO, Fox Corp / President, Blockchain Creative Labs
  • David Holz, CEO, Midjourney
  • Renard T. Jenkins, SVP, Production Integration & Creative Technology Services, Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Dr. Jan Leike, Alignment Team Lead, OpenAI
  • Dr. Mark Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
  • Dr. Gary Marcus, Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, NYU
  • Dr. Margaret Mitchell, Chief AI Ethicist, Hugging Face
  • Sanjay Pandit, CTO, CAA
  • Nikki Pope, Head of AI Legal, NVIDIA
  • Greg Reed, VP, Technology Partnerships, Universal Pictures
  • Max Sills, General Counsel, Midjourney
  • Nikola Todorovic, Co-Founder & CEO, Wonder Dynamics

Co-hosted by the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism


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