Editor's Note: Issue 117 'Artificial Intelligence'

Welcome to ViewFinder Issue 117: Artificial Intelligence

This term we have been looking at how AI is already and might further influence teaching, film and television production.

Highlights from Issue 117 include: 'Smart Schools: AI technology and Education Futures as Imagined on Screen' by Amy C. Chambers and R. Lyle Skains; a skilfull exploration of the concept of pedagogy and AI, through popular cinema and our shifting attitudes to teaching. 'Copyright Law and the Use of AI in Audiovisual Academic Research' by Dr Pinar Oruç; a valuable insight to the difficulties copyright law is facing with the development of AI. 'Can AI simplify the workflow of documentary pre-editing?: A theoretical frame for an AI content-based footage retrieval system' by Ruohan Tang; A fascinating essay demonstrating how AI and computer learning can simplify and speed up the editing process in documentary film making. 'From the ground up: Designing conversational audiovisual narratives using chatbot' by Julia Salles and Myriam Rafla; a very interesting look at a very simple technology, Salles and Rafla look at how chatbots have emerged over the years as a tool for conversation on line and how designing narratives around chat-features works.

This is my last issue as editor of ViewFinder - I've thoroughly enjoyed creating and commissioning from such a wide range of authors and academics over the last two and a half years. Thanks so much for reading. ViewFinder will return at the end of next term, as usual, but under new stewardship.

Enjoy issue 117!

Kit Caless, Learning on Screen