‘This research reveals why so many people seem oblivious to, or complacent about, the challenges that AI technology poses to fundamental rights and the rule of law.’

In The Guardian, John Naughton flags shortcomings in media coverage when industry is used as the primary authority. A recent study by the Reuters Institute found UK media used a preponderance of industry sourcing for their stories about AI.

We have a summary of the Reuters report.

Naughton is a professor of public understanding of technology at the Open University and author of From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: What You Ready Need to Know About The Internet.


Don’t believe the hype: the media are unwittingly selling us an AI fantasy
THE GUARDIAN | January 2019 | by John Naughton