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Nick Diakopoulos: The journalistic newsfeed: editorial values and algorithms | COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW

‘Algorithm design is an important new way for thinking about media diversity in society.’ News algorithms can powerfully express journalistic…

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Posted in AI in the newsroom

Machines wrote the BBC’s UK election results articles | TechHQ

‘The organization undertook its biggest test of machine learning-generated journalism to date, publishing nearly 700 individual news reports (649 in English, 40…

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AI expert calls for end to UK use of ‘racially biased’ algorithms | THE GUARDIAN

‘Prof Noel Sharkey, who is also a leading figure in a global campaign against “killer robots”, said algorithms were so…

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Posted in AI in the newsroom Featured articles

7 things to consider before adopting AI in your news organisation: A training module for newsrooms | POLIS

This practical guide to implementing AI in newsrooms is by POLIS, the LSE journalism think-tank, in collaboration with the Google…

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Yoshua Bengio: From System 1 Deep Learning to System 2 Deep Learning | NeurIPS 2019

A talk by Turing Award recipient Yoshua Bengio to an international assembly of AI researchers. Bengio is one of three…

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Facebook AI Launches Its Deepfake Detection Challenge | IEEE SPECTRUM

Facebook AI is releasing 100,000+ videos as a training set for its $10 million challenge to help detect deep fakes….

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Observe.ai raises $26 million for AI that monitors and coaches call center agents | VENTUREBEAT

“Agents are increasingly one of the only human connections people have with brands in a digital world, so we want…

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AudiBrow uses AI text-to-voice to create multiple news readers

Select a news source and a new app will read its stories to you, changing voices story-by-story. AudiBrow uses the…

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Posted in AI advances Featured articles

Finland seeks to teach 1% of Europeans basics on artificial intelligence | REUTERS

Finland will extend its free AI training to all EU languages next year. It says digital literacy is ‘one of…

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Copyright, Trademark, and Artificial Intelligence | PATENTLYO

‘Should a work produced by an AI algorithm or process, without the involvement of a natural person contributing expression to…

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IBM Trials A.I. That Can Do Soccer Commentary | FORBES

‘…the system tracks players in real-time and can identify passes, crosses and shots on goal. For pre-selected video highlights, it…

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Algorithmically turbo-charged journalism | RNZ: Mediawatch

‘Virtual newsreaders, stock reports and election results written up by algorithms, and news organisations dishing up articles based on what you’ve…

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AI BRIEFS: December 2019

China’s AI initiatives to pay off with broad industrial applications, iFlytek founder says | SCMP | December 10, 2019 |…

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To Free Themselves From Lies, Journalists are Using New Tools and Techniques to Check Facts | EDITOR & PUBLISHER

‘Today, reporters, as well as editors and the production staff, now must work faster than ever but getting the story…

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AI & Journalism: ‘New powers, new responsibilities’ | Charlie Beckett

Runs 33:22 Remarks by Professor Charlie Beckett at the launch of ‘New Powers, New Responsibilities,‘ a global study of AI…

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Researchers train AI to map a person’s facial movements to any target headshot | VENTURE BEAT

‘What if you could manipulate the facial features of a historical figure, a politician, or a CEO realistically and convincingly…

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South China Morning Post uses AI to track reader loyalty | INMA

‘Identifying potential loyal readers is beneficial not only for maximising marketing budgets, but also creating personalised reader experiences.’ Reader engagement…

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Actually, it’s about Ethics, AI, and Journalism: Reporting on and with Computation and Data | TOW REPORTS

‘…journalists need to continue to develop their technical skills to become better tool makers rather than tool users. It is…

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What should newsrooms do about deepfakes? These three things, for starters | NEIMAN LAB

‘Whether or not opinion columnists’ direst predictions come to fruition, it seems almost inevitable that newsrooms operating in a world…

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Posted in Featured articles Reports | White papers

The Next Newsroom | EBU 2019

‘The upcoming shift may well spell the end of PSM as we know it. But it could also be the…

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Posted in Featured articles Reports | White papers

Journalism with AI: ‘New powers, new responsibilities’ | POLIS 2019

‘If we value journalism as a social good, provided by humans for humans, then we have a window of perhaps…

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How artificial intelligence is redefining the role of manager | WEF

‘Surprisingly, last year, we discovered that the majority of workers would trust orders from a robot. This year, almost two-thirds…

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Researchers identify seven types of fake news, aiding better detection | PHYS ORG

‘False news tends to be less grammatical and less factual, with greater reliance on emotionally charged claims, misleading headlines and…

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The USPTO wants to know if artificial intelligence can own the content it creates | THE VERGE

‘It outlines thirteen specific questions, ranging from what happens if an AI creates a copyright-infringing work to if it’s legal…

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GPT-2 text generator released at full strength

AI text generator GPT-2 is now fully available. The complete code and associated data was released by OpenAI, the California…

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Posted in AI in the newsroom

AI Coverage Best Practices, According to AI Researchers | SKYNET TODAY

‘…we are both invested and sensitive to how AI is portrayed in the media. In this article, we suggest a…

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AI-powered journalism: A time-saver or an accident waiting to happen? | JOURNALISM.CO.UK

‘automated journalism is only as reliable as the information that has been plugged into it to during its development and…

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Why it’s about time we talk seriously about AI and journalism | HACKS/HACKERS LONDON

‘One of the biggest issues around AI for journalism is that the news industry is much smaller with fewer resources…

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Artificial Intelligence Artwork Wins Graduate Art Prize For Camberwell Graduate | ART & COLLECTIONS

‘The Graduate Art Prize…is open to all final year students on BA and MA degree courses at British art colleges…

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AI BRIEFS: November 2019

AI Stats News: Chatbots Increase Sales By 67% But 87% Of Consumers Prefer Humans | FORBES | November 25, 2019…

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