Interview with Beata Kowalczyk English teacher in the Lycée Français de Varsovie René Gościnny.
First of all allow me to congratulate you on your award! Can you tell us more about yourself, about your pupils and about the competition?
Sure! My name is Beata Kowalczyk and I am the English teacher in the French High School in Warsaw, Lycée Français de Varsovie René Gościnny. It is our third participation in the video competition entitled “Je Filme le métier qui me Plaît”, i.e. “I make a film about a job I like”. The competition consists in making a video of 3 minutes about a job that seems interesting to students. The aim of the film competition is to facilitate young students the choice of their future professional career and discover the advantages and drawbacks of many jobs.
Having made films about a teacher for deaf children in Warsaw, a volunteer to help Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and a deer breeder in Mazovia region, we decided to search for an innovative job.
Artificial Intelligence here artificial intelligence there… Nowadays it is very easy to write that a project or technology is supported by AI. However, it is much more difficult to prove such a claim.
After years of work and development of our algorithms, when we were ready to show our AI capabilities, we decided to create a portal that clearly indicates our actual use of artificial intelligence in practice. To make it eye candy, we decided to give Internet users a website that transforms movies and photos into comics.
The base idea is simple, the user, who has access to the web browser on mobile or computer selects photos or videos through it and uploads them via our platform. Then our artificial intelligence watches & evaluates the material.
November 29.2019 was the first day of the VITAY contest. Our cooperation with VITAY (Customer Activity and Loyalty dep. of PKN ORLEN SA ) shows how you can use comics 💭to communicate with Clients and that our tech can be used as an online touchpoint.
Contest – Me and my car.
Customers were asked to show their car-related adventures in the form of comics. The prizes were points in the loyalty program, exchangeable for fuel or other elements of the Vitay offer.
The competition was simple and consisted of five steps. After logging in to the platform, users added movies or photos from which AI chose the best frames. Then, the User chose the number of comic frames, the comic style and, if he felt like it, added clouds with texts. The works were aggregated on a platform on which the participants of the competition could submit further comics or vote for those which they considered best.