AI-Media Revolutionizes Captioning for DAZN with AI-Powered LEXI Tool Kit

AI-Media Revolutionizes Captioning for DAZN with AI-Powered LEXI Tool Kit

AI-Media, a global leader in end-to-end captioning technology solutions, is excited to announce its newly established partnership with DAZN, the global sports entertainment streaming platform. Through this collaboration, AI-Media will deliver live and recorded multi language and translated captioning using various solutions from its AI-powered LEXI Tool Kit.

LONDON, April 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AI-Media, a global leader in end-to-end captioning technology solutions, is excited to announce its newly established partnership with DAZN, the global sports entertainment streaming platform. Through this collaboration, AI-Media will deliver live and recorded multi language and translated captioning using various solutions from its AI-powered LEXI Tool Kit.

DAZN Group is one of the world’s fastest-growing sports media platforms, and this partnership marks a significant moment in their commitment to inclusivity and accessibility of their content. Leveraging AI-Media’s LEXI Tool Kit, DAZN will seamlessly integrate live captions across its extensive and diverse premium sports content, enriching the viewer experience for millions worldwide.

Key highlights of this partnership include:

Cutting-Edge Technology: LEXI 3.0, AI-Media’s latest automatic captioning solution, introduces innovative features such as speaker identification and AI-powered caption placement, ensuring accuracy exceeding 98%. LEXI’s advanced vocabulary caters to region-specific nuances, including challenging pronunciations and complex spellings, enhancing the quality of sport content captioning.

Complete End-to-End Solution: DAZN will utilize AI-Media’s Alta IP caption Encoder for LEXI Live captioning delivery. Alta offers a virtualized, API-powered software solution tailored for IP video environments, ensuring seamless integration.

Expanded Language Support: Initial rollout includes Spanish and English captions for EMEA and US markets, with plans for additional languages through LEXI Translate, encompassing French, German, Italian, Arabic, Japanese, and more. This supports DAZN’s global expansion strategy across its 120 channels, catering to diverse audiences worldwide.

Support for On-Demand FAST Channels: DAZN has implemented AI-Media’s LEXI Recorded solution for captioning pre-recorded content on their FAST (Free Ad-supported Streaming TV) Channels. LEXI Recorded, a newly launched solution in the LEXI Tool Kit, offers fast turnaround, highly accurate and low-cost captions – essential for high volume, time-sensitive captioning applications of recorded content such as this.

Cost-Effective Solution: Transitioning from costly human captioning services to AI-Media’s LEXI platform enables DAZN to deliver multi-language captions across multiple channels at the same cost as human delivery, enhancing accessibility while optimizing resources.

Mark Lovatt, General Manager of Global Strategic Accounts at AI-Media, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership: “With this new agreement, we’re excited to bring live and recorded multilingual captions to DAZN viewers using our LEXI Tool Kit solutions. Choosing AI-Media for LEXI automated captioning underscores the impact of Artificial Intelligence on the industry. As the top automatic captioning provider, we’re uniquely positioned to deliver high-quality captions for DAZN at a lower cost. This partnership marks a milestone in our global sports market expansion, and we’re thrilled to work with DAZN to make their content accessible to all viewers through our leading automated captions.”

James Pearce, SVP Broadcast & Streaming at DAZN, commended the partnership, saying, “DAZN is at the forefront of using technology to improve the enjoyment and viewing experience of fans. This partnership with AI-Media is another example of where DAZN uses best in class tech-based solutions to deliver the services and products that our customers want and expect. DAZN is all about putting customer choice at the centre of our offer, so we will be working hard to roll this out across all our services and looking forward to progressing this with AI-Media.”

As AI-Media continues to expand its footprint in the global sports market, this partnership exemplifies the dedication of both organizations to making content accessible to diverse audiences worldwide. Through innovative technologies and strategic collaborations such as this, AI-Media remains at the forefront of driving positive change in the media accessibility landscape.

About AI-Media:

Founded in Australia in 2003, AI-Media is a pioneering technology company specializing in innovative captioning workflow solutions. As a global leader, AI-Media provides high-quality AI-powered live and recorded captioning and translation technology and solutions to a diverse range of customers and markets worldwide. For the first time in February 2024, AI-Media was able to unveil groundbreaking data showcasing the superiority of its AI captioning product, LEXI, over traditional human workflows. This milestone further solidifies AI-Media’s position as the foremost AI technology leader in live and recorded captioning workflow solutions. With a commitment to utilising our deep industry experience and sophisticated AI technology to create solutions which streamline and simplify processes, AI-Media (ASX: AIM) empowers leading broadcasters, enterprises and government agencies globally to ensure seamless accessibility and inclusivity in their content.

For more information on AI-Media please visit AI-Media.tv

About DAZN:

DAZN is the home of European football, women’s football, boxing and MMA, and the NFL (excl. USA). DAZN is building the ultimate sports entertainment platform, based on premium sports rights, world-leading tech, and multi-platform distribution. DAZN believes that fans from across the globe should be able to watch, read, bet, play, share, socialise, buy tickets and merchandise, all in one place, with one account, one wallet and on one app.

For more information on DAZN, our products, people, and performance, visit dazngroup.com.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

AI-Media: Fiona Habben – Fiona.habben@ai-media.tv

DAZN: Dan Johnson - dan.johnson@dazn.com

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Matmerize, Inc. and CJ Biomaterials Partner to Utilize Innovative AI Technology to Advance Sustainable Polymer Solutions

ATLANTA, April 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Matmerize, Inc., a pioneering AI-based polymer informatics company, and CJ Biomaterials, a division of South Korea-based CJ CheilJedang and a primary producer of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biopolymers, have joined forces to drive innovation in sustainable polymer solutions aimed at combating plastic pollution. In a recent collaboration with Matmerize, CJ Biomaterials successfully tested Matmerize’s cloud-based AI platform, PolymRize™, to optimize bio-based polymers, ensuring they meet specific performance criteria across a wide range of applications.

Human life and plastic have become inseparable, but the environmental toll of plastic waste is undeniable. With more than 9 million tons of man-made plastic waste entering the ocean each year, the urgency to find sustainable alternatives has never been greater. In response to this challenge, CJ Biomaterials created PHACT, a groundbreaking 100% bio-based Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) using an innovative fermentation process, that degrades naturally in soil and ocean environments, mitigating the harmful impact of plastic pollution on marine ecosystems.

One of the key challenges in materials development is the lengthy and resource-intensive process of characterizing core properties. By leveraging Matmerize’s custom model training and predictive analytics platform PolymRize™, CJ Biomaterials was able to rapidly estimate the performance of newly designed materials, enabling quicker decision-making and reducing time and costs compared to traditional methods.

For more information on the innovative PolymRize™ platform please visit: https://www.matmerize.com/polymrize

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“The collaboration with CJ Biomaterials goes beyond R&D efforts, significantly impacting work efficiency and cost reduction by prioritizing experiments through expertise and machine learning capabilities. This commitment to innovation not only promotes sustainable practices but also secures a competitive advantage for CJ Biomaterials in the polymer and plastic industry.” – Dr. Chiho Kim, CTO, Matmerize, Inc

As Matmerize, Inc and CJ Biomaterials continue to push the boundaries of innovation in polymer development, the companies remain dedicated to driving positive environmental change and shaping a greener, sustainable future for generations to come.

About Matmerize:
Matmerize, a spin-out from the Georgia Institute of Technology, is at the forefront of pioneering solutions that bridge the gap between AI and materials engineering. Matmerize’s PolymRize™ platform utilizes virtual screening and AI algorithms to identify the most optimal materials, empowering technologists to focus their experimental efforts on the most promising options with precision and efficiency. This approach significantly accelerates the materials engineering process saving valuable time and resources. PolymRize™ represents a paradigm shift in industry, propelling clients ahead of the competition and driving innovation at an unprecedented pace.

About CJ Biomaterials:
Headquartered in Woburn, MA, USA, CJ Biomaterials develops meaningful solutions that positively affect our planet, human health, and well-being by addressing the challenges posed by plastic waste. The company invents and manufactures biopolymers and bio-based chemicals as part of a long-term vision to create a more sustainable future, by enabling true circular solutions that replace many non-recyclable, non-reusable and fossil fuel-based plastics and chemicals. CJ Biomaterials is a global leader in the manufacture of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs)–both polymers and associated basic chemicals. CJ Biomaterials, a business unit of CJ BIO, is part of CJ CheilJedang, a global lifestyle company with a vision to inspire a new life filled with health, happiness, and convenience.

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Psychological Safety in Today’s Global Workforce

Workplace Options (WPO) Debuts Data-Driven Study Across 9 Nations; Explores Workplace Issues, Need for Inclusive Leadership, and Renewed Commitment to Human-Centered Wellbeing

RALEIGH, N.C., April 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Amid mounting pressures and unprecedented challenges across the globe, psychologically safe workplaces have become a necessity for building organizational resilience and sustainable success. Leaders at every level recognize that they need to cultivate cultures of trust, openness, and inclusivity, where every voice is heard, valued, and respected.

The financial consequences are straightforward: Psychological safety is the lynchpin of employee engagement and the heart of bottom-line business results. The benefits range from talent retention and enhanced innovation to better customer service and stronger brand value.

Data Directly from Employees – Not Surveys or Opinions
As the largest independent provider of customized and localized wellbeing services, with more than 116,000 clients serving 79 million people, Workplace Options (WPO) has deep insight on global psychological safety, derived from data via the human-to-human counseling our clinical team conducted with in nine countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, United Kingdom, and the United States.

The findings comprise the “WPO Psychological Safety Study: Global Context for Organizational Success,” a website and multimedia content hub that presents information on how psychological safety affects employees in different countries. The site includes multimedia resources, white papers, videos, articles, infographics, and other information on the global significance of psychological safety.

The “WPO Psychological Safety Study: Global Context for Organizational Success” can be accessed here: Psychological Safety.

“A culture built on psychological safety has immense value. Deep-rooted employee engagement leads to greater creativity, innovation, and an environment where people can be their authentic self in every aspect of their life,” said Alan King, President and CEO, Workplace Options. “The results from this study will help leaders and organizations make a transformative difference in people’s lives by building resilient cultures focused on wellbeing.”

Study Results – Comparing and Contrasting Workplace Concerns Across Countries
Individual country information has been derived from clinician engagement with customers, providing insight into workplace symptoms manifest in the employee’s emotions, cognitions, and attitudes toward work. These include: workplace stress, anxiety/panic, low mood, job performance, conflict/tension with manager, lack of recognition, and others.

Leaders can utilize the data to understand the challenges their employees face. For example, in Australia, “lack of recognition” is the top issue on employees’ minds. In contrast, employees in India identify “conflict/tension at work with manager” as their foremost issue. A company with operations in these two nations/regions can utilize the study results to gain deeper insight into strategies and tactics that will build psychological safety and organizational resilience.

Country Workplace Concern (By Prevalence)
Australia Lack of recognition, Work-life balance, Job performance
Canada Concerns with daily work activities, Job performance, Conflict of values/ethical climate in the company, Conflict/tension at work with manager
China Concerns with daily work activities, Lack of recognition, Lack of professional development
France Lack of professional development, Job performance, Concerns with daily work activities
Germany Work-life balance, Job performance, Conflict/tension at work with manager, Concerns with daily work activities
India Conflict/tension at work with manager, Job performance, Work-life balance, Lack of professional development, Concerns with daily work activities
Mexico Job performance, Concerns with daily work activities, Lack of recognition, Conflict/tension at work with manager
United Kingdom Lack of recognition, Work-life balance, Concerns with daily work activities
United States Work-life balance, Job performance, Conflict/tension at work with manager


The Value of Psychological Safety

Given the constantly shifting global business environment, leaders must create workplaces centered on psychological safety, which is a cornerstone of inclusive leadership. Teams that feel psychologically safe are more innovative, productive, and resilient in the face of adversity.

“As part of an overall corporate wellbeing strategy on a global scale, it is important to create a framework that allows the cultures and practices to be considered and recognized at the local level,” said Mary Ellen Gornick, WPO Consulting Group Founding Partner. “The study gives leaders the information they need to create inclusive cultures in the locations where they have operations. But they should also keep in mind that variances might exist in how strategies are implemented at the country level.”

Benefits of psychological safety include:
– Deeper employee engagement: Greater creativity, innovation, and development of new products, services, and solutions.
– Improved Team Performance: Open communication, collaboration, and constructive feedback within teams.
– Increased Employee Engagement and Retention: Engaged, motivated, and committed to their roles and the organization leads to higher levels of job satisfaction, lower turnover rates, and greater retention of top talent.
– Enhanced Problem-Solving and Decision-Making: Open dialogue and the exploration of diverse viewpoints leads to more effective problem-solving and decision-making processes.
– Greater Employee Well-Being: Creates a supportive environment where individuals feel valued, respected, and cared for, resulting in lower levels of stress, anxiety, burnout, and promotes holistic health and wellness.
– Enhanced Organizational Resilience: Better equipped to navigate change, uncertainty, and adversity, employees feel empowered to adapt, innovate, and collaborate, creating agility and resilience in the face of external pressures.
– Improved Customer Satisfaction: Employees who feel supported and empowered are more likely to engage with customers in a positive and empathetic manner, leading to higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty.

About the Data
Workplace symptoms are the ways in which workplace stressors or uncomfortable working conditions manifest in the employee’s emotions, cognition, and attitudes toward work. Because employees contact WPO when they are under stress or need help, the company is in a unique position to observe the kinds of workplace issues and challenges that employees face.

The details with individual employees are confidential and are recorded in secure case notes to facilitate ongoing support. WPO also captures data in more quantifiable formats and report on these in aggregate (without compromising participant confidentiality) to help our customer organizations understand employee needs and recognize potential risks at the organization and location level.

We have limited our consideration to those countries where the sample size – the number of cases with work-related issues and symptoms – is sufficient to make variations in the data statistically significant.

ABOUT WORKPLACE OPTIONS
Founded in 1982, Workplace Options (WPO) is the largest independent provider of holistic wellbeing solutions. Through customized programs, and a comprehensive global network of credentialed providers and professionals, WPO supports individuals to become healthier, happier, and more productive both personally and professionally. Trusted by 56 percent of Fortune 500 companies, WPO delivers high-quality care digitally and in-person to more than 79 million people across 116,000 organizations in more than 200 countries and territories.

Contact:
Bob Batchelor, Director, Public Relations and Publications
Bob.Batchelor@workplaceoptions.com

Jennifer Dart, Corporate Communications Manager
Jennifer.Dart@workplaceoptions.com

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Ramadan Nights 2024 offers visitors captivating experiences as Eid Al Fitr approaches

SHARJAH: The ‘Ramadan Nights 2024’ Exhibition is witnessing a strong momentum and a huge influx of visitors as Eid Al Fitr approaches.

Organised by the Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), the event offers visitors captivating surprises in the world of shopping, including special promotions and massive discounts of up to 75 percent on a wide variety of premium products showcased by around 200 key retailers and over 500 international brands.

Launched as part of the 34th edition of Sharjah Ramadan Festival, the ambiance of the ‘Ramadan Nights 2024’ exhibition, which will run until 10th April, is set to elevate in the forthcoming days, promising more joyous and fun-filled Ramadan evenings for the emirate’s residents and visitors.

The event features a distinguished array of cultural and entertainment activities tailored for the whole family. Shoppers and attendees have the chance to partake in interactive and engaging shows, win valuable prizes in various
raffle draws held throughout the exhibition, and avail special offers presented at competitive prices.

Visitors can also relish in a culinary experience at the ‘Iftar Corner’ that serves a wide array of delectable local, Arabic, and global dishes and popular delicacies.

The exhibition also boasts an impressive lineup of cultural and heritage-themes activities and programmes, in addition to a children’s corner that offers a plethora of entertainment activities specifically tailored for the young guests.

The ‘Ramadan Nights 2024’ exhibition experiences a remarkable turnout of visitors, who flock to Expo Centre Sharjah to take advantage of the substantial discounts and special deals available within its pavilions.

Offering a curated blend of entertainment shows and immersive shopping experiences, the exhibition promises its visitors joyful moments that enriches the enchanting ambience of Ramadan for those who go shopping during the nights of the holy month at Expo Sharjah.

Beyond shopping experience, the ex
hibition features a variety of heritage-inspired activities and artistic performances curated by the Heritage Village within its framework.

As it maintains momentum, visitors of the Heritage Village can embark on an unparalleled journey into the realm of customs, traditions, and folk heritage, enhanced by daily showcases of folk arts, diverse cultural and heritage programs, and engaging competitions.

Sultan Shataf, Commercial Director at Expo Centre Sharjah, said, ‘We are pleased to annually share with visitors the festivities of Ramadan and Eid through the diverse activities held by the Ramadan Nights exhibition’.

He highlighted the exhibition’s exceptional fun-filled ambiance, entertainment activities, enticing offers and promotions, and substantial discounts offered by exhibitors on a wide range of products.

Shataf pointed out the eagerly awaited pleasant surprises and entertainment shows that the ‘Ramadan Nights 2024’ will showcase for residents and visitors of Sharjah emirate in the forthcoming perio
d, urging families to seize the opportunity and visit the exhibition to explore the major offers and surprises awaiting them.

The exhibition’s door remains open daily to welcome the public during the holy month of Ramadan from 17:00 to 01:00 and from 15:00 to midnight during Eid Al Fitr.

Source: Emirates News Agency

NYCB DEADLINE ALERT: ROSEN, A GLOBALLY RESPECTED LAW FIRM, Encourages New York Community Bancorp, Inc. Investors to Secure Counsel Before Important April 8 Deadline in Securities Class Action – NYCB

NEW YORK, April 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of securities of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: NYCB) between March 1, 2023 and February 5, 2024, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”), of the important April 8, 2024 lead plaintiff deadline.

SO WHAT: If you purchased NYCB securities during the Class Period you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the NYCB class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=22391 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email case@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than April 8, 2024. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources or any meaningful peer recognition. Many of these firms do not actually litigate securities class actions, but are merely middlemen that refer clients or partner with law firms that actually litigate the cases. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the Signature Bank acquisition would not be immediately accretive to the Company because it caused NYCB to be required to comply with materially enhanced prudential standards, including, among other things, risk-based and leverage capital requirements, and liquidity standards, and required that NYCB build capital, reinforce its balance sheet and strengthen its risk management processes; (2) NYCB failed to comply with the materially enhanced prudential standards; (3) NYCB overstated the quality of its commercial office loan assets; (4) NYCB was experiencing higher net charge-offs and deterioration in its commercial office portfolio than represented; (5) NYCB was reasonably likely to incur higher loan losses because it was experiencing higher net charge-offs and deterioration in its commercial office portfolio; (6) NYCB was reasonably likely to be forced to increase its allowance for credit losses due to its status as Category IV bank; (7) NYCB’s loan loss provisions were understated so it overstated quarterly earnings and/or understated quarterly losses; (8) NYCB failed to have adequate internal risk or disclosure controls and procedures; and (9) that, as a result of the foregoing, defendants’ statements about NYCB’s business, operations and financial condition were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

To join the NYCB class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=22391 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email case@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

No Class Has Been Certified. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. You may select counsel of your choice. You may also remain an absent class member and do nothing at this point. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff.

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Israeli Aggression Causes 62 Deaths in Gaza in 24 Hours


Gaza: The Ministry of Health in Gaza has reported six massacres perpetrated by the Israeli occupation forces against families in the Strip, resulting in 62 fatalities and 91 individuals wounded within hospital confines over the past 24 hours.

Providing insights into the ongoing humanitarian crisis, the Ministry’s daily statistical report underscores the relentless brutality of the Israeli aggression, with the total number of casualties since October 7 soaring to 33,037 fatalities and 75,668 injuries.

The Ministry emphasized that numerous victims remain trapped beneath rubble or on roadways, inaccessible to ambulance and civil defense crews amid the chaos.

Source: Jordan News Agency