Swedish Aftonbladet uses automation to outpace competitors with its covid-19 news coverage | JOURNALISM.CO.UK

An AI system scanning 20 sources a second is helping 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 for the latest information and issues alerts when warranted. It then aggregates the 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

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Swedish Aftonbladet uses automation to outpace competitors with its covid-19 news coverage
JOURNALISM.CO.UK | 17 March 2020 | by Marcela Kunova

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