Digital media experts are set to discuss the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on news and social media in a free webinar on March 29, Wednesday, at 12 noon.

Javier Vicente “JV” Rufino of the Threadborne Group, a pioneer in multi-platform publishing at the Inquirer Group, Rappler Digital Strategy Head Gemma Bagayaua Mendoza, and Christian Dela Cruz, director of digital media at the Manila Broadcasting Company, will speak in the webinar titled “The AI Revolution in Media and Communication: Content Creation, News Production and Social Media.”

Roby Alampay, founder, chairman, and editor-at-large of PumaPodcast and anchor of news programs “The Chiefs” and “The Big Story” at One News on CignalTV, will moderate the roundtable discussion.

The March 29 webinar kicks off a series of webinars on the impact of AI on media and communication organized by the Philippines Communication Society (PCS) and TVUP, the University of the Philippines’ (UP) Internet TV Network, dubbed “AI, naku! Understanding the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Media and Communication Education.”

UP College of Mass Communication Dean Dr. Fernando Paragas will deliver the welcome remarks while Nef Luczon, Northern Mindanao bureau chief at the Philippine News Agency and a PCS director, will give a synthesis of the discussions.

The webinar, to be presented by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, will be held via Zoom and broadcast live on the Facebook pages of PCS and TVUP and on TVUP’s YouTube channel at 12 noon on March 29, 2023.

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