An AI system scanning 20 sources a second helps a Swedish publisher be first with local alerts on the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Called Corona Watch, the automated tool scans all regional health care sites and issues alerts when warranted. It then aggregates all results in one place.
JOURNALISM.CO.UK reports Corona Watch generated 158 alerts during the first week it was operating, 5-12 March.
“It’s extremely valuable for us that reporters get notifications through the robot alert channel in Slack.”Aftonbladet managing editor Michael Poromaa