Dr. Stephan Dreyer
will give the final presentation at the medien impuls symposium. The conference takes place twice a year and is dedicated to current media topics and phenomena that affect society and politics. It is organized by the German Association for Voluntary Self-Regulation of Digital Media Service Providers (FSM)
and the Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Fernsehen
(German Association for Voluntary Self-Regulation of Television – FSF e.V.).
Registration for the conference is possible until 30 November 2023 via the FSF registration form
You can find more information about the program and the livestream here
About the Event
The continuous evolution of technologies has not only revolutionized the world of moving images and special effects but has also opened new avenues in content development, image design and production workflows. Tools such as ChatGPT, Midjourney, DALL-E 2, Meta AI and volumetric studios have taken human creativity to a new level, shaking up the industry. On the one hand, uncertainties and concerns are being raised. Actors and screenwriters see their profession under threat because exciting and credible stories can be generated by AI in the future or digital twins will soon be able to take over acting roles in the event of illness or even posthumously. On the other hand, there is excitement about the new possibilities with which productions can be realized at a fraction of the previous costs. Can AI tools replace artistic creation? Or should media professionals see them as helpful tools that enhance human creativity, but by no means make it obsolete? One thing is for sure: free access to these tools also encourages misuse. Deep fakes, copyright and personality violations, discrimination, dangers arising from the tools' susceptibility to errors, a lack of transparency and inadequate security mechanisms are just some of the risk areas that society needs to address and for which it needs to find regulations.
The medien impuls symposium would like to take the time to have the various generators and their use in the production process explained by professionals. In a second step, the potential dangers and risks will be discussed and ways of framing them in regulatory and ethical terms will be outlined. In addition, the question of which skills will be indispensable for dealing with the technology in the future and what this means for the practice of youth media protection will be explored.