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SFI MediaFutures - Newsletter Week 6

Check out our recent news and updates below!


Assoc. Prof. Fazle Rabbi appointed as new co-leader in Work Package 3

On February 2, Assoc. Prof. Fazle Rabbi took over as co-leader in Work Package 3, along with Prof. Bjørnar Tessem. Rabbi succeeded Prof. Andreas Lothe, who vacated the position, but remains the work package’s task leader.
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MediaFutures' latest publication  

In case you missed it: MediaFutures’ latest publication “Responsible media technology and AI: challenges and research direction” appeared in Springer Nature’s AI & Ethics in December 2021. Available as Open Access! Take a peek.
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Interview with Kata Urban

“Meet the team”: A series highlighting the brilliant people working at MediaFutures. Today we introduce you to Kata Urban, MediaFutures' Research Assistant. 
Meet Kata


Forthcoming MediaFutures meetings, seminars and workshops. To join internal meetings, please check out the internal MediaFutures calendar. Instructions on how to add the calendar can be found on MS Teams.

WP Leader Meeting #25

(closed to the public)
When: Mon. 14 Feb., 14:00-15:30
Who: WP Leaders 

Executive Group Meeting

(closed to the public)
When: Wed 16 Feb., 09:00-12:00
Who: Executive Group 

Site-visit from Vice Rector for Innovation

(closed to the public)
When: Fri 18 Feb., 10:00-12:00
Who: WP Leaders 

MediaFutures Seminar: 

News Diversity and Recommendation Systems: An interdisciplinary Approach. Dr. Kristin Van Damme

When: Fri 11 Feb., 12:00-13:00
Who: Open to all 

Visual Content Verification in the News Domain. PhD Candidate Sohail Ahmed Khan

When: Fri 25 Feb., 11:00-12:00
Who: Open to all 



Welcome to our weekly quizes! You can join us either at the MediaFutures social space or via videolink from the department of InfoMedia's lunch room. 
When: Every Tuesday at 12:00
Where: MediaFutures & InfoMedia
Who: Anyone at MediaFutures & InfoMedia

Knowledge café 
The monthly Knowledge Café at MediaFutures is a new forum dedicated to early career researchers. The aim is to get together, talk about research related issues, and foster new collaborations. The forum will host presentations of work in progress, dry runs of conference presentations, and invited talks. 

When: Postponed due to COVID-19
Where: MediaFutures 
Who: Anyone at MediaFutures & InfoMedia
Contact person: Samia Touileb 

Administrative Corner

Logos and Templates:

MediaFutures logos and templates can be downloaded from our website. Please use the provided templates or display the logos of MediaFutures when presenting and representing MediaFutures. 

Latest Publications


Mehdi Elahi; Alain D Starke; Nabil El Ioini; Anna Alexander Lambrix; Christoph Trattner. Developing and Evaluating a University Recommender System. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence. February 2022.  

Mehdi Elahi; Dietmar Jannach; Lars Skjærven; Erik Knudsen; Helle Sjøvaag; Kristian Tolonen; Øyvind Holmstad; Igor Pipkin; Eivind Throndsen; Agnes Stenbom; Eivind Fiskerud; Adrian Oesch; Loek Vredenberg; Christoph Trattner Towards Responsible Media Recommendation. Al and Ethics. November 2021.

Are Tverberg; Ingrid Agasøster; Mads Grønbæck; Marius Monsen; Robert Strand; Kristian Eikeland; Eivind Trondsen; Lars Westvang; Tove B. Knudsen; Eivind Fiskerud; Rune Skår, Sergej Stoppel, Arne Berven, Glenn Skare Pedersen, Paul Macklin, Kenneth Cuomo, Loek Vredenberg, Kristian Tolonen, Andreas L Opdahl, Bjørnar Tessem, Csaba Veres, Duc Tien Dang Nguyen, Enrico Motta, Vinay Jayarama Setty. WP3 2021 M3.1 Report The Industrial expectations to, needs from and wishes for the work package. University of Bergen, MediaFutures 2021.  
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