“Journalists around the world are exploring how AI can help monitor news sources, organize information, find unexpected links and distribute stories.”

– entry for Journalism

‘J’ is for journalism in this A-Z explainer about AI by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) in collaboration with Google.

The outcome is 26 short takes on a range of entry-level topics. Items also can be arranged by sub-topics.

For example, AI fundamentals include Bias and Datasets, or Making AI has entries for Neural networks and Zeros & ones. Journalism is grouped under Society & AI, with Climate, Ethics, Fakes, and You. A fourth sub-set is Using AI, with entries such as Robotics and Virtual assistants.

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The journalism entry says, “Journalists are using AI to transform the news industry.” AI applications are framed as a support for newsrooms. It describes uses in research, writing, and distribution.

The authors say their 26 topics aren’t exhaustive but meant to ‘help anyone get their bearings and understand the basics.’


The A-Z of AI
Oxford Internet Institute in collaboration with Google
March 25, 2020