“Journalists will produce much better journalism by focusing on the humans who develop and supervise these systems and trying to go beyond the tool itself to look at the human data that was captured to train these models and the humans who made very specific choices in how these models are optimising or predicting.”

– Garance Burke

The Reuter’s Institute interviews the AP journalist who led the development of a new AI chapter in the updated AP Style Book. Garance Burke is an investigative journalist with the AP who turned her sights on emerging issues in AI and their impact on journalism.

She stresses much of reporting about AI depends on applying the fundamentals of journalism in this new field.


Focus on the humans, not the robots: tips from the author of AP guidelines on how to cover AI | REUTERS INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF JOURNALISM | September 5, 2023 | by Gretel Kahn