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The future of photography: AI, digital rights and building your brand online

What role does AI play in the future of photography? Is professional photography a dying vocation in the age of Instagram and Photoshop presets? How can you harness AI to track and shape how your creative work is developed and shared online? Should brands pay to use photographers’ images online, or is exposure and credit enough?

Ahead of Berlin Photo Week, join us for a panel discussion with industry experts in the fields of AI, photography, and marketing, while we unpack the value and traction of visual content in making your mark online.



6pm: Drinks & Networking

6:30pm: Panel Discussion

7:15pm: Q&A

7:30pm: Drinks & Networking


Confirmed Speakers so far include:

Sebastian Stober is Professor for Artificial Intelligence at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. In his interdisciplinary research, he combines machine learning, music information retrieval and cognitive neuroscience. Since 2013, he.has been pioneering deep learning techniques for studying brain activity during music perception and imagination. His current work also explores the transfer of techniques from cognitive neuroscience to study artificial neural networks as a main driver for the recent advances in artificial intelligence.

Kain Jones is CEO of Pixsy, a Berlin-based startup supporting a community of 40,000 creatives worldwide to protect and manage their copyright online using AI and image scanning technology. With a background in arts, law, and business, Kain leads the team at Pixsy on the collective mission to fight for the rights of artists. Kain is driven to make copyright enforcement accessible, affordable and uncomplicated for creatives worldwide.

Philipp Baumgaertel is the founder and CEO of Cherrydeck, a global marketing platform for models, photographers, and videographers. With a background in economics, Philipp has worked in the creative tech scene since starting his first business in 2010.

Zoë Noble is an English photographer based between Berlin and London. Her images have graced the pages of Vogue, ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar. Her clients include L’Oréal Paris, Vichy, Ogilvy, Etsy, ic! Berlin and Benefit Cosmetics. After studying fashion marketing, Zoë went on to work as a web designer for Condé Nast, before she found her true calling as a photographer. She first picked up a camera to document her move from London to Berlin, soon establishing a studio in which to perfect the craft of telling stories using light and shadow. Keen to preserve the integrity of her work, she retouches all her own images, retaining complete control of the creative process. Zoë shares her photography and retouching skills with the wider photographic community through her YouTube channel, with her videos receiving over 100k views.




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October 9, 2019

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


1st Floor, Workshop Room 1.3.1, Factory Görlitzer Park,
Lohmühlenstr. 65
Berlin, Berlin 12345 Germany


Member Event, Public Events

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