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Artificial Intelligence Executive Summary: What Have We Accomplished?

What is Artificial Intelligence? According to Stanford University, artificial intelligence is “the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs. It is related to the similar task of using computers to understand human intelligence, but AI does not have to confine itself to methods that are biologically observable.” AI is the first […]

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Virtual Reality: Ethical Issues, Global Impact, and Impact on your Career

Virtual and Augmented Reality Ethical Issues: There are a few ethical issues in regard to virtual environments which need to be addressed. These are related to human behavior, motivations, and inappropriate/ uncensored content in open sourced VR worlds. There are also physical and physiological health concerns in regard to the virtual reality experience. As the […]

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How we Stream

No matter the medium, a cable box, a satellite dish, or now a computer with an HDMI cord. How and what we stream has been changing and evolving, but so has the televisions we use to do all our streaming on. Growing up I remember tube TV’s, these box boxes that if they came with […]

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Social Media Disrupting TV News

The days of rushing to the television to watch a major news story unfold are over.  Social Media has changed the way that we follow breaking news in things both big and small, from the release of who the four College Football Playoff teams are, to much more serious issues, such as the recent terrorist attacks […]

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How to Combat Media and TV Disruption

My first post can be found here. It would be a good idea to check out our other posts here as well. We’ve discussed the general trends in disruption and innovation in the industry as a whole. These posts all point to a disruptive future, where media and television as we know it will continue to change […]

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Disruption Occurring in the Media and TV Industry

Throughout the entire semester, we’ve detailed the disruption of the media and television industry. From the rise of video giants like Blockbuster to their ultimate demise, we’ve seen how seemingly untouchable businesses can fall victim to disruption. The current landscape shows mainstream use of online streaming services. These platforms provide consumers with not only more […]

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Learning about Disruption, through Disruption

To begin our Disruption class, of course, we had to be disrupted.  Before our first class, we received an email from Professor Shannon saying that we had to sign up for Slack.  Most of the class had never heard of Slack before, but now we could not get through the class without it.  Slack is […]

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Before there was streaming, there was cable

It’s really obvious to trace the disruption of the media industry to Netflix and similar streaming services. Everything was perfectly fine before that, right? It is so easy to ignore the fact that disruption began long before Netflix became mainstream; it began with the growth of cable television. First, let’s clarify the distinction between broadcast television […]

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Cord Cutting, the Demise of the Cable Industry

As we have been discussing throughout the blog, the world we live in is being rapidly disrupted, and the TV and cable industry is not immune to this as people are “cutting the cord” and moving away from cable.  There have long been alternatives to cable, but now they are finally becoming practical and affordable […]

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The Impact of Original Programming

With the rise of streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video, consumers have been exposed to new, innovative programming from these providers. These original programs are created exclusively to air on that platform and be viewed by its subscribers. This breaks from the traditional model of shows airing on broadcast or cable […]

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