gave a keynote address entitled "How can I get a machine to know what it's talking about?" at "LitFlow: For the Literature of Tomorrow
" in Berlin on September 28 - 29. He also participated in a panel discussion entitled "I think it's gonna kill us!" with the American poet Kenneth Goldsmith. L
isten to recordings of the lectures and interviews here
. LitFlow is sponsored by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.
While in Berlin, Prof. Birnbaum was interviewed by Deutschlandradio Kultur about narrative generation by computer. Listen to "Aus Guten Daten Eine Richtig schöne Geschichte machen," roughly translated: "For Good Data to Make a Really Beautiful Story" - Audio Link