The Year in AI BRIEFS: 2019


The noticeable, the useful, the quirky: a list of all the pieces we noted as AI BRIEFS for 2019. In reverse chronology (January is at the bottom). Also available by month:

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December

Art meets artificial intelligence: Austin artists explore new meaning in data | Stephenville Empire-Tribune | DEcember 31, 2019 | by Hojun Choi | ‘Morton said the new brand of AI-powered generative art forces people to look inward for meaning rather than using external context.’

Top movies of 2019 that depicted artificial intelligence 
ANALYTICS INDIA MAGAZINE | December 30, 2019 | by Vishal Chawla | ‘While in the real world AI is still focused on solving narrow problems, we see a whole different face of AI in the fictional world of science fiction movies — which predominantly depict the rise of artificial general intelligence as a threat for human civilization.’

Lack of guidance leaves public services in limbo on AI, says watchdog
THE GUARDIAN | December 29, 2019 | by Dan Sabbagh |
 ‘The surveillance camera commissioner, Tony Porter, said he received requests for guidance all the time from public bodies which do not know where the limits lie when it comes to the use of facial, biometric and lip-reading technology.’

Artificial intelligence is helping us talk to animals (yes, really)
WIRED | December 29, 2019 | by Marty Lou Jepson and John Ryan | ‘What are the key elements of whale songs and of elephant sounds? Phonemes? Blocks of repeated sounds? Tones? Nobody knows, yet, but at least the journey has begun.’ 

Survey: 71% of Consumers Are ‘Amenable’ to More AI in Their Restaurant Experience
THE SPOON | December 23, 2019 | by Jennifer Marston | ‘In particular, consumers would be most interested in AI if it could help drive down the cost of menu items (43 percent) and speed up the ordering process (42 percent).’

7 tips to get your resume past the robots reading it
CNBC | December 18, 2019 | Jennifer Liu | ‘These machines are nuanced, but their use still means very specific wording, repetition and prioritization of certain phrases matter.’

Bosch’s A.I.-powered tech could prevent accidents by staring at you
DIGITAL TRENDS | December 16, 2019 | by Ronan Glon | ‘It tries to wake you up if you’re dozing off, and it reminds you to look ahead if your eyes are elsewhere. Alternatively, it can recommend a break from driving and, in extreme cases, slow down the car to prevent a collision.’

The 10 Best Examples Of How AI Is Already Used In Our Everyday Life
FORBES | December 16, 2019 | by Bernard Marr | ‘…artificial intelligence is encountered by most people from morning until night.’ 

Artificial intelligence is writing the end of Beethoven’s unfinished symphony
EURONEWS | December 14, 2019 | by Shea Lawrence “An AI system learns an unbelievable amount of notes in an extremely short time,” said Roeder. “And the first results are a bit like with people, you say ‘hmm, maybe it’s not so great’. But it keeps going and, at some point, the system really surprises you.

China’s AI initiatives to pay off with broad industrial applications, iFlytek founder says
SCMP | December 10, 2019 | ‘…he said AI advances were now entering a “critical stage” in the world’s second largest economy, without elaborating.’

The No. 1 job of 2019 pays $140,000 — and its hiring growth has exploded 74%
MARKETWATCH | December 10, 2019 | by Cately Hill | ‘No. 1 on the list: Artificial Intelligence Specialist — typically an engineer, researcher or other specialty that focuses on machine learning and artificial intelligence, figuring out things like where it makes sense to implement AI or building AI systems.’

Facebook’s Head of AI Says the Field Will Soon ‘Hit the Wall’
WIRED | December 4, 2019 | by Will Knight |
‘Deep learning and current AI, if you are really honest, has a lot of limitations. We are very very far from human intelligence, and there are some criticisms that are valid: It can propagate human biases, it’s not easy to explain, it doesn’t have common sense, it’s more on the level of pattern matching than robust semantic understanding.’

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in 2020: 5 trends to watch
THE ENTERPRISERS PROJECT | December 3, 2019 | by Kevin Casey | ‘Look for reality checks about fit, new partnerships between IT and HR, and increasing use of RPA for security tasks.’

Risk Managers Grapple With Potential Downsides of AI
WALL STREET JOURNAL | December 2, 2019 | by Kristin Broughton | ‘A blind spot for risk managers in financial services is itself becoming a risk: Few say they have the know-how to properly analyze the potential downsides of artificial intelligence.’

November

AI Stats News: Chatbots Increase Sales By 67% But 87% Of Consumers Prefer Humans 
FORBES | November 25, 2019 | by Gil Press | ‘…consumers say humans are better at answering a variety of questions, understanding complex situations, and they can “understand me” better; (and) say chatbots are better because they are available 24/7, they reduce hold times, and are quick in routing to the right team.’

Robot debates humans about the dangers of artificial intelligence
NEW SCIENTIST | November 24, 2019 | by Donna Lu | ‘Talking in a female American voice to a crowd at the University of Cambridge Union on Thursday evening, the AI gave each side’s opening statements, using arguments drawn from more than 1100 human submissions made ahead of time.’

Are batting wearables the next step in cricket’s evolution?
ESPN | November 19, 2019 | by Sreshth Shah | ‘Players can relive their sessions on a tablet or a phone, viewing vital stats like bat speed, speed of bat at impact, angle of bat, and quality of shot. That last metric is an analysis of how close the impact of the ball was to the bat’s sweet spot.’

Deutsche Bank turns to ‘robots’ to meet 18,000 job cut target
FN FINANCIAL NEWS | November 18, 2019 | by Paul Clarke ‘Deutsche Bank has deployed an army of “robots” to enable it to strip out thousands of jobs as the German lender embarks on a radical overhaul of its business.’

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Predict When Lightning Will Strike
POPULAR MECHANICS | November 17, 2019 | by Courtney Linder | ‘After the algorithm completed its learning phase, it made correct predictions about new lightning strikes about 80 percent of the time. It’s the first time a simple model, trained on meteorological data, has predicted lightning strikes with live calculations.’

Country-wide workshops teach artists about artificial intelligence
GLOBAL NEWS | November 15, 2019 | by Mandy Vocke |
“If artists aren’t engaging in this huge topic, then a lot of voices won’t be heard that might inform a more ethical and a more human approach to rolling out this technology,” workshop instructor Jerrold McGrath said.

Singapore rolls out national strategy on artificial intelligence for ‘impactful’ social, economic benefits
CNA | November 13, 2019 | by Tang See Kit | ‘By 2022, people living in Singapore will be able to report municipal issues via a chatbot that asks for details in real time and automatically identifies the correct government agency in charge.’

We Teach A.I. Systems Everything, Including Our Biases
NEW YORK TIMES | November 11, 2019 | by Cade Metz |
 ‘Primer’s chief executive, Sean Gourley, said vetting the behavior of this new technology would become so important, it will spawn a whole new industry, where companies pay specialists to audit their algorithms for all kinds of bias and other unexpected behavior.’

Artificial Intelligence Converts 2D Images Into 3D Using Deep Learning [Video]
SCITECH DAILY | November 9, 2019 | by Wayne Lewis |
 ‘Converting a 2D movie of a worm to 3D, frame by frame, the researchers were able to track the activity of individual neurons within the worm body.’

A Visual Timeline of AI Predictions in Sci-Fi
VISUAL CAPITALIST | November 6, 2019 | by Iman Ghosh | 
‘Today’s infographic from Noodle.ai takes a look at how some movie and television predictions for AI’s capabilities have taken hold in the real world.’

October

KFC Hints at AI, License Plate Recognition for Drive-thrus 
THE SPOON | October 30, 2019 | by Jennifer Marston | ‘drive-thru technology could bump up check averages thanks to better personalization and suggestive selling — one of the key benefits McDonald’s has been touting with the Dynamic Yield AI technology it’s rolled out to thousands of drive-thrus of late.’

The end of humanity: will artificial intelligence free us, enslave us — or exterminate us? 
THE SUNDAY TIMES | October 27, 2019 | by Danny Fortson |‘From Russell’s vantage point, we have come to a crossroads. In one direction lies “a golden age of humanity” where we are freed from drudgery by machines. The other direction is, well, darker.’

Google chief: I’d disclose smart speakers before guests enter my home 
BBC NEWS | October 15, 2019 | by Leo Kelion | “Does the owner of a home need to disclose to a guest? I would and do when someone enters into my home, and it’s probably something that the products themselves should try to indicate.” – Rick Osterloh, Google

There’s An Art To Artificial Intelligence 
FORBES | October 10, 2019 | by Joe McKendrick | ‘Previously, value creation was usually achieved through simple transactional processes with customers in traditional organizations. In the digital world, things are more multi-dimensional.’

A.I. musicians are a growing trend. What does that mean for the music industry? 
DIGITAL TRENDS October 5, 2019 | By Luke Dormehl | ‘Auxuman dropped its debut album on September 27th. From here, it promises to bring out new A.I.-generated albums each month, uploaded to YouTube, Soundcloud, and assorted streaming platforms.’

Word games show AI’s limitations 
AXIOS | October 5, 2019 | by Kaveh Waddell | ‘It’s one thing to play chess against a computer — you’ll lose — but it’s another entirely to play a collaborative word game. That stretches the limits of today’s AI.’

Tiny AI models could supercharge autocorrect and voice assistants on your phone 
MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW | October 4, 2019 | by Karen Hao | ‘In addition to improving access to state-of-the-art AI, tiny models will help bring the latest AI advancements to consumer devices.’

September

Artificial intelligence and face scanning technology is being used in UK job interviews for the first time to identify best candidates
DAILY MAIL | September 28, 2019 | by Faith Ridler |
 ‘…using algorithms to evaluate an applicant’s 15-minute video against 25,000 pieces of data gathered from previous ‘successful’ hires.’

Art Project Shows Racial Biases in Artificial Intelligence System
SMITHSONIAN.COM | September 24, 2019 | by Meilan Solly 
‘According to artnet News’ Naomi Rea, the labels used to teach A.I. were, in turn, supplied by lab staff and crowdsourced workers; by categorizing presented images in terms of race, gender, age and character, these individuals introduced “their own conscious and unconscious opinions and biases” into the algorithm.’

Grammarly uses AI to detect the tone and tenor of your writing
VENTURE BEAT | September 24, 2019 | by Kyle Wiggers |
 ‘it taps a battery of hard-coded rules and machine learning algorithms to spot signals in a piece contributing to its tone, including word choice, phrasing, punctuation, and even capitalization.’

The AI-Art Boom
PENTA | September 24, 2019 | by Mitch Moxley | ‘When artwork is created by an algorithm, who is the artist—the programmer or the computer? …how do you value a creation that’s designed to live natively on the internet and be widely shared?’

Artificial intelligence can improve sales by four times compared to some human employees
PHYS.ORG | September 23, 2019 | by Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences | ‘Chatbots, which use artificial intelligence to simulate human conversation through voice commands or text chats, incur almost zero marginal costs and can outsell some human employees by four times, so why aren’t they used more often? According to new research, the main contributor is customer pushback.’

This Picasso painting had never been seen before. Until a neural network painted it.
MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW | September 20, 2019 | by Emerging Technology from the arXiv | 
‘The researchers have used the same technique to retrieve lost paintings by other artists and say it has the potential to transform the way art historians work.’

Adobe’s New AI-Powered Plugin Intelligently Reframes Videos for Screens With Different Shapes
GIZMODO | September 13, 2019 | by Andrew Liszewski | 
It will analyze the footage, and then create multiple versions in 16:9 widescreen, 1:1 square, and 9:16 vertical aspect ratios so the final result can be played on almost any device.’

AI Uncovers Secret Layers of Famous Art
AI DAILY | September 11, 2019 | by Edward Bristow | ‘The output of the AI showed a near flawless isolation of each layer of the panels. In their published journal piece, the team described the results as “remarkable” and called for “further investigation” into the potency of this new technology.’

AI as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist
FRANCE 24 | September 7, 2019 | AFP |
 ‘Working with the first 10 notes of Mahler’s Symphony No. 10, the software gave him four suggested segments, out of which he chose one, following which it continued giving him four more segments and so on.’

August

AI and machine learning set to change science journalism landscape
INDIA SCIENCE WIRE | August 30, 2019 | by Umashankar Mishra
 | ‘In journalism, content is crucial, not the person who writes it,’ said Vasudeva Varma, an AI expert from Indian Institute of Information Technology.

People do grammar bad. Google’s AI is hear too help. 
WASHINGTON POST | August 26, 2019 | By Martie C. Baca | ‘Tech companies are supercharging their digital grammar editors with artificial intelligence and machine learning in an attempt to make clear, persuasive writing easier than ever.’

Google sign language AI turns hand gestures into speech 
BBC News | August 20, 2019 |‘Google says it has made it possible for a smartphone to interpret and “read aloud” sign language… Until now, this type of software has only worked on PCs.’

This AI generates fake news about anything you want. Try it!
FAST COMPANY | August 16, 2019 | by Mark Wilson | ‘Can Donald Trump do 100 push-ups a day? Let this AI convince you.’

Deepfake danger: what a viral clip of Bill Hader morphing into Tom Cruise tells us
THE GUARDIAN | August 13, 2019 | by Elle Hunt |
  “The general public are aware that photos could be Photoshopped, but they have no idea that this could be done with video.”

Scope of AI in Video Editing
CIO REVIEW | August 9, 2019 |
 ‘Currently, it is best to consider AI as a tool that reduces the time it takes for video editing and simplifies the process.’

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Stats News: 50% Of Americans Optimistic And 50% Fearful About AI
FORBES | August 4, 2019 | by Gil Press |
 ‘recent surveys, studies, forecasts and other quantitative assessments of the health and progress of AI found that Americans are evenly divided over its promise or peril while not entirely sure what it is’

Artificial intelligence predicts
SCIENCE | August 2, 2019 |
 ‘Artificial intelligence predicts which movies will succeed—and fail—simply from plot summaries.’

Bytedance upgrades AI tool to identify vulgar content on news app Jinri Toutiao
TECH ASIA | August 2, 2019 | by Tracy Qu |
 ‘the ruling Communist Party has tightened its grip on the nation’s internet sector, which has the world’s largest online population with 829 million as of end of December, to guard against the proliferation of pornography, gambling, fake news, and political dissent.’

Mad Men versus machines as robots write ad slogans
THE TIMES | August 1, 2019 | by Tom Knowles |
 ‘America’s largest bank claims that artificial intelligence devises better advertisements for its credit cards than humans.’

July

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.’

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’ 

June

Watch artificial intelligence predict Conan O’Brien’s gestures just from the sound of his voice
SCIENCE | June 21, 2019 | by Matthew Hutson |‘Every time you talk, your body moves in sync, whether it’s something as subtle as eyes widening or more extreme movements like flailing arms.’

Adobe’s new AI tool can spot when a face has been Photoshopped
MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW | June 17, 2019 | by Charlotte Jee |
 ‘It’s just a prototype, but the company says it plans to take this research further and provide tools to identify and discourage the misuse of its products across the board.’

Bejesus! A cockamamie AI can predict which craptacular words you’ll find funny
SCIENCE | June 17, 2019 | By Matthew Hutson |
 ‘The research could lead to chatbots that sound more human and might be scaled up to predict the funniness of phrases or sentences, which could lead to writers’ assistants for evaluating or even generating chucklers.’

Humanoid AI robot becomes first to launch its own art exhibition
ENGINEERING&TECHNOLOGY | June 3, 2019 | By Jack Loughran
 | ‘The artist in question is a humanoid AI robot called Ai-Da after the mathematician Ada Lovelace and can draw independently using a robotic arm and an inbuilt camera.’

May

Hollywood is quietly using AI to help decide which movies to make
THE VERGE | May 28, 2019 | by James Vincent |
‘…software lets customers play fantasy football with their movie, inputting a script and a cast, then swapping one actor for another to see how this affects a film’s projected box office.’

Saving AI from catastrophic forgetting
AXIOS | May 18, 2019 | by Kaven Waddell |
 ‘…it’s a crucial building block toward common sense, long a holy grail for AI researchers.’

Why is AI reporting so bad?
ZDNET | May 16, 2019 | by Tiernan Ray |
‘Reporters are partly to blame for the bad quality of AI coverage, but so are the companies that refuse to talk in concrete terms about what they’re actually doing.’

Google announces Translatotron tool for translating speech in the speaker’s original voice
SILICON ANGLE | May 15, 2019 | by Mike Wheatley |
 ‘Google LLC today introduced what it says is an experimental new system for speech translation that removes many of the steps involved in its earlier models.’

UNESCO analyses directions of AI to strengthen journalism
UNESCO | May 15, 
2019 | ‘UNESCO’s Member States will consider a standard-setting instrument on the ethics of AI at their General Conference in November, and this could be relevant to the future of freedom of expression and the threat of disinformation.’

Artificial Artist: Can Artificial Intelligence create art? The challenges of developing an AI with artistic capabilities
MEDIUM | May 13, 2019 | by Felp Roza |
 ‘A system able to develop artistic sense would represent a big step into more complex artificial intelligences and to give a better understanding about the human brain operation.’

AI has automated everything including this headline curly bracket semicolon
THE REGISTER | May 10, 2019 | by Alistair Dabbs |
‘The day will eventually come when creative writing can be fully replaced by an autonomous system (i.e. independent of a human handler) but we’re a while off yet and hopefully there’s still time for me to send in my invoice.’

Word’s new AI editor will improve your writing
TECHCRUNCH | May 6, 2019 | by Frederic Lardinois |
 ‘If you write in Microsoft Word Online, you’ll soon have an AI-powered editor at your side.’

The comedian is in the machine. AI is now learning puns
WIRED | May 3, 2019 | by Gregory Barber |
 ‘…the approach is a promising step toward building AI with a bit more personality.’

April

AI writers will never replace quality content creators
THE DRUM | April 30, 2109 | by Andy Evans |
 ‘AI-generated content will never truly engage readers or speak to them on a deeper level because robots are lacking the human emotions and characteristics that feed great content…’

AI powered transcription startup Trint raises £3.4m
PROLIFIC LONDON | April 11, 2019 | by Mark Johnson‘Trint said it would use the funding to enhance its AI-powered platform so that customers can extract even more value from recorded audio and video and unlock the emerging voice economy.’

UNESCO advocates ROAM principles to harness AI for journalism and media development
UNESCO | April 15, 
2019 |‘Participants of the meeting called for more multistakeholder discussions with journalists having a seat at the table.’

Can artificial intelligence help end fake news?
HORIZON | April 15, 2019 | by Tom Cassauwers | ‘…spotting fake news might not only be a question of finding untrue claims, but also of analysing massive amounts of social media sharing patterns’

Amazon Alexa now offers long-form news coverage in addition to Flash Briefings 
TECHCRUNCH | April 9, 2019 | by Sarah Perez |‘…it sees Amazon Alexa, to some extent, taking the place of watching a nightly news telecast.’

Can robots do journalism?
SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER | April 3, 2019 | by Stuart Schullman | ‘It’s no secret that the business of media is broken.’

Will humans be needed in the future? The ‘coming storm’ of artificial intelligence
RADIODAYS EUROPE 2019 | April 01, 2019 |
‘Algorithms will provide users with raw information and probability, but the way humans use this information and relay it is fundamental to success.’

March

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Write Amazing Content — What Does That Mean For Humans?
FORBES | March 29, 2019 | by Bernard Marr | ‘If you believe anything can and will be automated with artificial intelligence (AI), then you might not be surprised to know how many notable media organizations including The New York Times, Associated Press, Reuters, Washington Post, and Yahoo! Sports already use AI to generate content.’

Facebook explains why its A.I. didn’t detect the New Zealand mosque shooting video before it was viewed 4,000 times
CNBC | March 21, 2019 | by Lauren Feiner |The video was removed by Facebook after being flagged for the first time by a user 29 minutes after the stream began’

How Machine Learning Can (And Can’t) Help Journalists
GIJN | March 19, 2019 | by Floris Wu | ‘Ten or 20 years from now… people will think about machine learning just like how we think about Microsoft Excel today’

A.I.-generated text is supercharging fake news. This is how we fight back
DIGITAL TRENDS | March 18, 2019 | by Luke Dormehi | ‘By looking at a piece of text, and then predicting which words the algorithm would likely have picked to follow one another, it can give a verdict on whether it thinks it was written by a machine. The tool is available for users to try online.’ 

How to make your newsroom AI-ready
MEDIUM | March 14, 
2019 | by Tom Van de Weghe | ‘Artificial Intelligence is transforming present-day journalism and is set to become the future backbone of innovative newsrooms. But there is a risk of an innovation gap…’

Robo-journalism gains traction in shifting media landscape
PHYS.ORG | March 10, 
2019 | by Rob Lever | ‘A text-generating “bot” nicknamed Tobi produced nearly 40,000 news stories about the results of the November 2018 elections in Switzerland for the media giant Tamedia—in just five minutes.’

What can artificial intelligence teach us about fairness?
STORYBENCH | March 6, 2019 | by Andres Pinedo | ‘…when it comes to home mortgages, white males tend to be approved more often and get lower interest rates, compared with others. But is it fair for that group to get an advantage over others?’

A.I.’s Turing Test For Modern Journalistic Standards
THE REPUBLICAN STANDARD | March 2, 2019 | by Alex Lemieux | ‘How do you know what news is being written by artificial intelligence, and does it really matter?’

February

The truth behind deepfakes
THE DAILY | February 28, 2019 | by Ayisha Guillen | ”This is a constant arms race… Those that are creating fake content will continue to try and subvert those that are trying to detect it.”

AI reporters are here. What that means for the future of work.
CBC RADIO | February 24, 2019 |
 ‘…the rise of artificial intelligence in newsrooms is just another example of workplace automation that many other industries have already been facing — and things aren’t as dire as you might think.’

As artificial intelligence changes the world, it changes our language too
LSE BUSINESS REVIEW | February 18, 2019 | by Byron Reese | ’Usually the new words flow from necessity and are created organically. But with AI, I am going to jump the gun a bit and suggest some new words that we are going to need to adjust to this new technology.’

A.I.-powered website creates freakishly lifelike faces of people who don’t exist
DIGITAL TRENDS | February 15, 2019 | by Luke Dormehi | ‘Wang trained his deep-learning algorithm to generate faces, based on a data set of 70,000 high-resolution images. The results … well, you can see them for yourself...’

Google and Microsoft Warn That AI May Do Dumb Things 
WIRED | February 11, 2019 | by Tom Simonite | 
‘Alphabet likes to position itself as a leader in AI research, but it was six months behind rival Microsoft in warning investors about the technology’s ethical risks.’

How Tech Giants Are Using AI Ethics Centres To Avoid Future Mishaps
ANALYTICS INDIA | February 6, 2019 | by Akshaya Asokan |
‘As the world acknowledges the inevitability of AI and ML, the conversation has, however, shifted to its ethics, with governments and lawmakers bringing out stringent policies regarding the applicability of the technology.’ 

Is It Possible For AI To Be Ethical?
Asian Scientist | February 1, 2019 | by SGInnovate |
‘While the panellists agreed that it is impossible to have an ‘ethical AI’, they believe that ‘AI ethics’ is a discussion that we should constantly engage in.’

January

Google releases dataset to help AI systems spot fake audio recordings
VENTURE BEAT | January 2019 |
‘When Google announced the Google News Initiative in March 2018, it pledged to release datasets that would help “advance state-of-the-art research” on fake audio detection — that is, clips generated by AI intended to mislead or fool voice authentication systems.’

Risks and regulation of algorithmic news in the era of artificial intelligence
DAILY MIRROR | January 2019 |
 ‘The news communication industry is highly dependent on technology, and every new technology will take its transformation.’ 

AI Finally Becomes Helpful
NEIMANLAB | January 2019 |
 ‘More achievable projects — like feeding reporters story tips, automated tracking of data to uncover fraud, and scripts to keep published stories up-to-date — can make work easier for journalists.’

The rise of the digital era in journalism
THE HINDU | January 2019 |
 ‘With the blossoming of electronic communication tools and platforms, news organisations have discovered a plethora of new opportunities in information delivery, as well as the challenge of interweaving data privacy and security with innovation.’

How Innovative Newsrooms Are Using Artificial Intelligence
GLOBAL INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM NETWORK | January 2019 |
 ‘Many large newsrooms and news agencies have, for some time, relegated sports, weather, stock exchange movements and corporate performance stories to computers. Surprisingly, machines can be more rigorous and comprehensive than some reporters.’ 


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