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Microsoft News replacing journalists with algorithms

Microsoft News is upping its use of algorithms for certain editorial functions, handing out lay-off notices to contract journalists in…

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Sogou’s fifth AI news anchor first to be 3D

A 3D AI news anchor is the latest in a steady evolution of ‘vocational avatars’ in China. The AI figure…

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Oxford Internet Institute + Google explain AI

‘J’ is for journalism in an A-Z explainer about AI published online by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) in collaboration…

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Swedish Aftonbladet uses automation to outpace competitors with its covid-19 news coverage | JOURNALISM.CO.UK

An AI system scanning 20 sources a second helps a Swedish publisher be first with local alerts on the novel…

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Generating Location-Based News Leads for National Politics Reporting | Diakopoulos et al

Leads for U.S. political coverage are surfaced by algorithms in another development from the emerging field of computational news discovery….

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Automating local news for 124 school districts on Long Island, New York

An autoscribe system has been going to school on Long Island, New York, helping publisher Newsday learn how it can…

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Reuters puts a digital twin onscreen, driven by AI system

Reuters is combining results packaging and synthetic media to create an AI-generated sportscaster onscreen. The synthetic figure is produced by…

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Tool to Help Journalists Spot Doctored Images Is Unveiled by Jigsaw | NEW YORK TIMES

‘Reporters can feed images into Assembler, which has seven “detectors,” each one built to spot a specific type of photo-manipulation…

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Sundar Pichai: Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence | DAVOS 2020

Runs 28:59 A conversation with Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet and Google, at DAVOS 2020. He is interviewed by Klaus…

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Robot attack: Why journalism professor Nicholas Diakopoulos doesn’t fear the automation of newsrooms | DIGIDAY

‘We should not be so afraid of jobs going away as much as jobs changing, new roles and new tasks…

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AI BRIEFS : 2020

From Deepfakes to Facial Capture: How Artificial Intelligence Is Already Changing Hollywood | THE HOLLYWOD REPORTER | May 13, 2020…

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Journalism, Media, and Technology Trends and Predictions 2020 | REUTERS INSTITUTE

Reaching and monetizing readers are the most important uses of AI systems in news, says a global survey of journalistic…

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BBC News adds options to its smart speaker news

BBC News is offering optional extras to go along with its regular newscasts on smart speakers. The service is using…

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The Year in AI BRIEFS: 2019

The noticeable, the useful, the quirky: the pieces we noted as AI BRIEFS for 2019. In reverse chronology (January is…

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Top 25 AI stories of 2019 | INSIDE AI

‘#1. Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley, and Google Brain developed an AI system that taught a robot to…

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Hossein Derakhshan: AI can’t conjure up an Errol Morris | NEIMAN LABS

‘Emotions and affect are outside of the domain of reason, and predictive analytics and machine learning operate based on the…

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Ernie tops Bert in GLUE by figuring out Chinese

BERT is Google’s model for natural language understanding (NLU). ERNIE is Baidu’s. Their effectiveness is measured with a test known…

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This Nixon Deepfake Is an Alternate Reality Where Apollo 11 Fails | POPULAR MECHANICS

“Our goal was to use the most advanced artificial intelligence techniques available today to create the most believable result possible—and…

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Russakovsky on bias

“Debiasing humans is harder than debiasing AI systems.” Olga Russakovsky

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People should be held accountable for AI and algorithm errors, rights commissioner says | THE GUARDIAN

‘The paper proposes each use of AI by government should be accompanied by a cost-benefit analysis and public consultation before…

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How do you spot a deepfake? A clue hides within our voices, researchers say | NBC NEWS

‘It’s meant to work quickly out of fear that a viral deepfake will need almost immediate identification and response.’ ‘Soft…

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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 be powerful expressions…

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

‘…to benefit from the potential offered by AI technologies, news organizations will have to change. Again. They need to change…

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

Runs 55:02 A talk by Turing Award recipient Yoshua Bengio to an international assembly of AI researchers. Bengio is one…

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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

A read-to-me news app uses multiple sources and multiple voices to deliver news in a different way. AudiBrow uses AI…

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Finland extends free AI training throughout Europe

Finland will offer its free AI training to all EU languages starting in 2020. “It’s about one of the most…

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