BRIEFS : July 2019

Translation advances are now posing a risk to jobs | VERDICT | July 31, 2019 | ‘Ofer Shoshan, CEO of translation company One Hour Translation expects that “by 2022 most business translations will be carried out by NMT engines, which will be largely near free-of-charge, with human post-editing”.’

The Journalism AI global survey: what we’ve learned so far | POLIS | July 17, 2019 | by Fabio Chiusi and Charlie Beckett| ‘As one respondent put it, AI simply does not work without “us” — and reasonably won’t for quite some time.’

Six digital skills all new journalists should consider learning and a road map to unlocking them | STORYBENCH | July 15, 2019 | Daniel Hentz | ‘From fluency in social media and audience engagement to introductory data science, these are the skills that have been consistently enumerated by scores of editors from the Times to Vox Media and beyond as foundational to successful multimedia talent.’

How AI could shape the future of journalism | GOOGLE NEWS INITIATIVE | July 11, 2019 | by Mattia Peretti | ‘New technological challenges and opportunities are encouraging a reflection about the deeper meaning and mission of journalism, as well as the shape and ethics of the news industry in the era of artificial intelligence.’

Amazon to Retrain a Third of Its U.S. Workforce | WSJ | July 11, 2019 | by Chip Cutter | ‘As technology reshapes roles, the online retailer plans to train 100,000 workers in new skills, from machine learning to nursing’ 

Rise of the robots: Coming to a first-year Intro to Journalism class near you
PHYS ORG | July 1, 2018 | by Lehigh University |
‘the Media & Society class is designed to provide a working definition of AI, a brief history of its evolution, an overview of types of AI and some of the ethical challenges it presents.’

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