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Atomising the news: The (In)Flexibility of Structured Journalism | Jones & Jones

Automated systems present trade-offs in craft. Writing in the academic journal Digital Journalism, authors Rhianne Jones and Bronwyn Jones examine two R&D systems…

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Making Artificial Intelligence Work for Investigative Journalism | Stray

Benefits of AI in investigative journalism should be weighed against its limitations, says Jonathan Stray, in the academic journal Digital Journalism. Conventional wisdom…

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Russian AI anchor joins the Sogou line-up | jAI

A Chinese-made news anchor called Lisa is ready to go to work for Russia. The Russian-speaking AI-enabled character was developed by Sogou, a…

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NBCUniversal Is Beta-Testing a New AI Ad Offering to Reach Consumers in the Proper Context | ADWEEK

Marketers are using an AI model to pair TV story situations with ads, reports ADWEEK. For example, a scene of the lead characters…

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How Computation is Changing Journalism | CACM

Author and professor Nick Diakopoulos predicts journalism jobs will evolve but not disappear as AI systems take on more newswork. He discusses his…

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Krishna Bharat: Impact of AI on journalism and democracy | GEN SUMMIT 2019

Runs 29:34 Google news founder Krishna Bharat believes journalism is the ‘immune system of democracy.’ He believes AI tools will be a net…

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Keynote session with John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg | GEN SUMMIT 2019

Runs 32:19 Talk by John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg, at the 2019 Global Editors Summit in Athens. He outlines four areas he sees…

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Automation in the Newsroom: Productivity, Production and Personalisation | GEN SUMMIT 2019

Runs 41:07 A panel discussion at the GEN SUMMIT 2019 about automated systems at use in three newsrooms. Moderated by Trint founder Jeff…

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Top AI researchers race to detect ‘deepfake’ videos: ‘We are outgunned’ | THE WASHINGTON POST

The ability to create synthetic videos outweighs detection methods by ‘100 to 1’, according to a digital forensics professor at UC Berkeley quoted…

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Robo-reporter writes front-page news | FINANCIAL TIMES

Calling it ‘the UK’s most prolific reporter’, the FINANCIAL TIMES describes how AI-powered RADAR delivers human interest and local headline stories, representing a…

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Six lessons from my deepfakes research at Stanford | MEDIUM

10,000 deepfakes may be circulating online, as ‘synthetic media’ keeps getting easier to make and harder to detect. Writing in MEDIUM, Tom Van…

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The bots among us: Artificial intelligence and automation are hard at work in the media business | DIGITAL CONTENT NEXT

‘News media professionals worry about human obsolescence in the face of such quickly accelerating automation. Yet many believe those concerns are premature or…

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If we are using AI in journalism we need better guidelines on reporting uncertainty | ONLINE JOURNALISM BLOG

The ONLINE JOURNALISM BLOG points out differences between reporting data as facts and data as probabilities, often found when results are from machine…

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Krishna Bharat on the impact of AI on journalism and democracy | GLOBAL EDITORS NETWORK

Google News founder Krisha Bharat says AI can provide journalists with ‘superpowers’ provided they have access to the required resources — data scientists,…

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How to Blend Journalistic Expertise with Artificial Intelligence for Research and Verifying News Stories | Missaoui et al

How do journalists perceive artificial intelligence? Six UK researchers wanted to find out as part of their larger study to develop an AI…

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UAE gets first Arabic speaking AI news anchor | KLALEEJ TIMES

Abu Dhabi Media will debut an AI anchor, marking a first in the Arab world and becoming the first technology of its kind…