Using the power of machines to complete impossible reporting tasks | ICIJ


As datasets become bigger and more complex, machine learning models that help reporters sort and analyze data are becoming not only more sophisticated but also more accessible to reporters everywhere’

Uses of machine learning for investigative projects so far ‘have not even scratched the surface,’ says John Keefe of Quartz. ICIJ describes a session he gave to their members about AI tools to assist reporting.

  • Keefe says while AI searching can greatly expand a reporter’s reach, the material must still be treated like any other source.
  • He names two online resources for journalists wanting to work with machine learning: Quartz AI Studio and Fast.AI

Keefe is a pioneer of using machine learning in journalism, after multiple projects at Quartz.

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Using the power of machines to complete impossible reporting tasks
ICIJ | October 22, 2019 | by Spencer Woodman

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