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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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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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Robots in the newsroom: The good, the bad and the (un)ethical | SOURCEFABRIC

‘It’s a neutral piece of technology that can be adapted for almost anything.’ Thomas Kent Thomas Kent is a pioneer…

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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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AI: time to crack on | IN PUBLISHING

‘…the danger is that once again, journalism will be left chasing after the change instead of meeting the challenge.’ AI…

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Quartz will use crowds and machines for ‘open investigations’

‘This is an open investigation, and we need your help monitoring the campaigns, companies, governments, and other actors involved’ Kevin…

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Thailand’s first AI journalist named ‘Suthichai AI’ unveiled | THAI PBS

‘Suthichai AI said that AI will revolutionize information by presenting news and analyzing it faster, with accuracy and in a…

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AI Takes Center Court at U.S. Open | WALL STREET JOURNAL

‘Watson has been trained to recognize acoustic inputs—the cheers of a crowd, the sound of sneakers on a court, the…

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BBC develops its own voice AI

BBC will use its own voice assistant on BBC platforms, including its website and BBC iPlayer, and make it available…

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AI Making Waves In News And Journalism | FORBES

‘news organizations are increasingly leveraging AI to change the way news is generated, produced, published, and shared’ Ron Schmelzer, a…

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Már Másson Maack: I’m scared shitless of my new robot colleague | TNW

‘Am I meant to compete with a bot now? Satoshi doesn’t need to sleep, feel inspired, or even have a…

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Chinese newspaper has robot writer of science news | XINHUA

‘According to investors, more international journals, as well as conference and patent information, will be covered by the automated systems…

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How the Canadian Press is Using Bots to Build The Future of Election Coverage | J-SOURCE

Canadian journalists covering the coming federal election will have background data on command with a new automated system by the…

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TV anchor Vikram Chandra bets on AI-powered short videos to fix India’s broken news scene | QUARTZ

AI is helping a news app compete in the crowded India marketplace, according to this QUARTZ piece. Editor Ji offers…

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How Quartz used AI to help reporters search the Mauritius Leaks | QUARTZ

‘AI aided the investigation by applying a journalist’s human judgment identifying a particular kind of document—like a tax return or…

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The Journalism AI global survey: what we’ve learned so far | POLIS

‘something fundamental is changing, because of the unprecedented possibilities offered by AI-powered technologies. Something so big that it requires new…

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How AI could shape the future of journalism | GOOGLE NEWS INITIATIVE

‘New technological challenges and opportunities are encouraging a reflection about the deeper meaning and mission of journalism, as well as…

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Making Artificial Intelligence Work for Investigative Journalism | Stray

‘AI has barely touched investigative journalism, let alone transformed it.’ Benefits of AI in investigative journalism should be weighed against…

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Rise of the robots: Coming to a first-year Intro to Journalism class near you | PHYS ORG

‘the Media & Society class is designed to provide a working definition of AI, a brief history of its evolution,…

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Russian AI anchor joins the Sogou line-up

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

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How Computation is Changing Journalism | CACM

‘In the hybridization of workflows, more often than not AI technologies actually create new types of work related to things…

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

Runs 29:34 Keynote talk by Google news founder Krishna Bharat at the 2019 Global Editors Summit. Bharat says journalism is…

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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 sees AI…

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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 used in three newsrooms. Moderated by Trint…

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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…

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Artificial intelligence-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy | THE CONVERSATION

‘The journalists of tomorrow will need to be trained to design, update, tweak, validate, correct, supervise and generally maintain these…

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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…

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