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Ghosts in the Machine: Generative AI, Machine Learning, and our Content Future

  • June 27, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Tuesday, June 27, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET

Free for WMG members, $15 for non-members

Generative AI tools and applications have exploded in recent months, signaling seismic shifts in how we create, discover, and engage with content. What do we as media professionals need to know now, and what questions do we need to be asking?

Envisioned as the first in a series of AI/ML discussions, we are bringing together a book publisher, a literary agency, and a conversational AI developer to dig into their experiences in and experiments with these emerging technologies – and what they are seeing on the horizon in this rapidly evolving space.

Join this must-attend lunchtime discussion on how these technologies impact authors, creators, developers, readers, and audiences.

All proceeds from this event support the Women's Media Group Educational Foundation.

Meet the panelists:

Cecilia de la Campa is the EVP, Global Media & Licensing at Writers House, a leading full-service literary agency in New York that represents hundreds of bestselling and award-winning clients. She sits on the agency's management board and oversees the global licensing team for international & translation sales, as well as the agency’s media rights business including film & television, audio & podcasting, stage & musical theater, merchandising, and permissions. As the head of media & licensing, she is at the forefront of emerging technologies that utilize IP and is passionate about understanding the intricacies of any new business models or evolving markets as they apply to Writers House clients and their platforms.

Catherine Weldon is an AI and Machine Learning Scientist at Penguin Random House. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Operations Research and Information Engineering from Cornell University and a Master's degree in Machine Learning from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. At Penguin Random House, Catherine develops predictive and generative AI solutions to enhance publishing and marketing efforts.

Amy Willstatter is a trailblazing business development executive and Emmy-nominated producer working at the intersection of technology, entertainment and advertising.  She has a track record for working with emerging technology and in doing so has helped bring new, transformative capabilities to historically well-established industries. In 2021 Amy joined Charisma Entertainment as EVP U.S. Business Development to partner their interactive Conversational AI platform with storytellers ready to create hyper one-to-one experiences with audiences.  Charisma has partnered with storytellers from publishing, film and television studios to Digital Human and AI robots technology firms.


Charlie Schroder is a deeply experienced leader who melds storytelling and emerging technologies to create content that delights and engages humans in meaningful ways. As Head of Original Content Development and Publishing at reading subscription service Scribd, she is privileged to collaborate on ebook and audiobook projects with literary luminaries like Margaret Atwood, Roxane Gay, and the US Poet Laurate Ada Limón, as well as emerging voices who offer fresh perspectives on the cultural conversation. Previous roles include VP at children’s publisher Candlewick Press/Walker Books and USA VP of Tokyo-based talent agency Creek & River (Nikkei JP: 4763). She was Executive Producer of PBS’ American Storytellers, a co-founder of mentorship nonprofit StepUp Women’s Network, and is President Emerita of Women’s Media Group

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