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Microsoft News replacing journalists with algorithms

Microsoft News is upping its use of algorithms for certain editorial functions, handing out lay-off notices to contract journalists in…

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Sogou’s fifth AI news anchor first to be 3D

A 3D AI news anchor is the latest in a steady evolution of ‘vocational avatars’ in China. The AI figure…

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

An AI system scanning 20 sources a second helps a Swedish publisher be first with local alerts on the novel…

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Generating Location-Based News Leads for National Politics Reporting | Diakopoulos et al

Leads for U.S. political coverage are surfaced by algorithms in another development from the emerging field of computational news discovery….

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Automating local news for 124 school districts on Long Island, New York

An autoscribe system has been going to school on Long Island, New York, helping publisher Newsday learn how it can…

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Reuters puts a digital twin onscreen, driven by AI system

Reuters is combining results packaging and synthetic media to create an AI-generated sportscaster onscreen. The synthetic figure is produced by…

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Tool to Help Journalists Spot Doctored Images Is Unveiled by Jigsaw | NEW YORK TIMES

‘Reporters can feed images into Assembler, which has seven “detectors,” each one built to spot a specific type of photo-manipulation…

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Robot attack: Why journalism professor Nicholas Diakopoulos doesn’t fear the automation of newsrooms | DIGIDAY

‘We should not be so afraid of jobs going away as much as jobs changing, new roles and new tasks…

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Journalism, Media, and Technology Trends and Predictions 2020 | REUTERS INSTITUTE

Reaching and monetizing readers are the most important uses of AI systems in news, says a global survey of journalistic…

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BBC News adds options to its smart speaker news

BBC News is offering optional extras to go along with its regular newscasts on smart speakers. The service is using…

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Machines wrote the BBC’s UK election results articles | TechHQ

‘The organization undertook its biggest test of machine learning-generated journalism to date, publishing nearly 700 individual news reports (649 in English, 40…

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7 things to consider before adopting AI in your news organisation: A training module for newsrooms | POLIS

‘…to benefit from the potential offered by AI technologies, news organizations will have to change. Again. They need to change…

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AudiBrow uses AI text-to-voice to create multiple news readers

A read-to-me news app uses multiple sources and multiple voices to deliver news in a different way. AudiBrow uses AI…

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Algorithmically turbo-charged journalism | RNZ: Mediawatch

‘Virtual newsreaders, stock reports and election results written up by algorithms, and news organisations dishing up articles based on what you’ve…

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To Free Themselves From Lies, Journalists are Using New Tools and Techniques to Check Facts | EDITOR & PUBLISHER

‘Today, reporters, as well as editors and the production staff, now must work faster than ever but getting the story…

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AI & Journalism: ‘New powers, new responsibilities’ | Charlie Beckett

Runs 33:22 Remarks by Professor Charlie Beckett at the launch of ‘New Powers, New Responsibilities,‘ a global study of AI…

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AI and the future of news | HACKS/HACKERS LDN

Runs 29:41 A panel of news leaders at the launch of the POLIS report on journalism and AI, News Power,…

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South China Morning Post uses AI to track reader loyalty | INMA

‘Identifying potential loyal readers is beneficial not only for maximising marketing budgets, but also creating personalised reader experiences.’ Reader engagement…

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Actually, it’s about Ethics, AI, and Journalism: Reporting on and with Computation and Data | TOW REPORTS

‘…journalists need to continue to develop their technical skills to become better tool makers rather than tool users. It is…

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The Next Newsroom | EBU 2019

‘The upcoming shift may well spell the end of PSM as we know it. But it could also be the…

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Journalism with AI: ‘New powers, new responsibilities’ | POLIS 2019

‘If we value journalism as a social good, provided by humans for humans, then we have a window of perhaps…

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Artificial Intelligence & Journalism | Medienforum Mittweida 2019

Runs 50:54 A conference presentation about the deepfake dilemma by the head of innovation projects at Deutsche Welle, the German…

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AI Coverage Best Practices, According to AI Researchers | SKYNET TODAY

‘…we are both invested and sensitive to how AI is portrayed in the media. In this article, we suggest a…

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Why it’s about time we talk seriously about AI and journalism | HACKS/HACKERS LONDON

‘One of the biggest issues around AI for journalism is that the news industry is much smaller with fewer resources…

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AP to grow Major League Soccer coverage with automated stories | AP

‘The automation technology enables the previews to be produced directly from data without the intervention of editors. AP reporters add…

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Using the power of machines to complete impossible reporting tasks | ICIJ

‘As datasets become bigger and more complex, machine learning models that help reporters sort and analyze data are becoming not…

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The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms | ICFJ 2019

Introducing AI is second only to ‘shifting revenue models’ as a major challenge facing worldwide newsrooms, says a global study…

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How the Wall Street Journal is using deep learning to inform content strategy | MEDIUM

‘While traditional analytics dashboards give newsrooms insights about recent performance, this project strengthens the “long-term memory of the newsroom”…. Editors…

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Journalists urged to embrace Artificial Intelligence | THE NEW TIMES

‘Without the help of technology, it will be hard for the media because the world is getting more precarious and…

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Trends in Newsrooms #2: The Rise of AI | WAN

‘Although it hasn’t brought about the job losses many feared (quite the opposite, in fact, according to some experts), conclusions…

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