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Quartz will use crowds and machines for ‘open investigations’

Quartz will gather tips and examples from the public for a new investigative project and use machine learning to help assess the ‘troves’…

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

IBM’s Watson AI system is producing highlight reels to send on to broadcast networks from tournament play at the U.S. Open tennis matches….

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BBC develops its own voice AI

BBC will begin using its own voice assistant on BBC platforms, including its website and BBC iPlayer, and make it available for third-party…

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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 drop of coffee…

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Chinese newspaper has robot writer of science news | XINHUA

The Chinese Academy of Sciences is publishing AI-generated stories in its daily newspaper, says China’s state-run news service, XINHUA. The report says the…

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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 Canadian Press. 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 ad-supported news with…

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

QUARTZ EXPLAINS how they used machine learning to identify which of 200,000 documents were worthy of a closer look for an international investigative…

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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. Stray explores…

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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 by Sogou, a…