A First for NAB: AI Robot Takes Center Stage at Keynote

By Pickle  March 21, 2024
A First for NAB: AI Robot Takes Center Stage at Keynote, Pickle Media

The National Association of Broadcasters has revealed a groundbreaking lineup for the NAB Show Welcome Session, taking place on the Main Stage at NAB Show, April 15 at 9:30 a.m. PST.

NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt will lead off the event with a state of the industry fireside chat hosted by Emmy award-winning journalist Adrienne Bankert. Ms. Bankert serves as a special projects anchor for Nexstar Media Group’s NewsNation, most recently launching a series for NewsNation centered around faith in America entitled “One Nation Under God.” She previously was a co-anchor of NewsNation’s “Morning in America” and a correspondent for ABC News, where she covered historic events and co-hosted the weekend edition of “Good Morning America.”

Following the fireside chat, Futuri CEO Daniel Anstandig will be joined on stage by Ameca, an autonomously AI-powered humanoid robot, to deliver an unprecedented study on audience perspectives on AI’s use in broadcast media. This impressive keynote event will feature collaboration between Anstandig and Ameca as they deliver study findings pivotal to the industry’s future.

“This year’s NAB Show Welcome will be an unparalleled and exciting experience for the NAB Show community,” said LeGeyt. “I look forward to talking with Adrienne Bankert, a first-class broadcaster with extensive industry insights, about the most pressing issues impacting media and broadcasting right now. My conversation with Daniel and Ameca, the AI robot, is part of an extensive lineup of AI-focused educational sessions, interactive exhibits, Show floor tours, training and workshops as well as the AI Creative Summit at NAB Show.”

“There’s a reason why I chose a humanoid to join me in presenting this coveted NAB Keynote,” said Anstandig. “We’re not just presenting data, we’re showcasing the future of AI and human interaction.” Anstandig plans to reveal a clear and compelling picture of audience perceptions on AI and the delicate balance of innovation and user expectations.

The program will also feature award presentations for the Library of American Broadcasting Impact Award and the NAB Distinguished Service Award.

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