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Oxford Internet Institute + Google explain AI

‘J’ is for journalism in an A-Z explainer about AI published online by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) in collaboration…

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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 is helping a Swedish publisher be first with local alerts on the…

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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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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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Ernie tops Bert in GLUE by figuring out Chinese

BERT is Google’s model for natural language understanding (NLU). ERNIE is Baidu’s. Their effectiveness is measured with a test known…

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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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Finland extends free AI training throughout Europe

Finland will offer its free AI training to all EU languages starting in 2020. “It’s about one of the most…

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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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GPT-2 text generator released at full strength

AI text generator GPT-2 is now fully available. The complete code and associated data was released by OpenAI, the California…

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An ethical checklist for robot journalism

by Tom Kent Feb 24, 2015 Updated October 2019   It’s routine now for news organizations to use artificial intelligence…

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Creativity and AI: The Next Step | SCIENTIFIC AMERICA

Efforts to combine the two foundations of AI may help systems express themselves. All AI systems work in one of…

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Hide-and-seek finds clues to human-like AI

Researchers at OpenAI in California found their algorithms started displaying complex behaviours after 25 million games. They stopped at 500…

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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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The global landscape of AI ethics guidelines | Jobin et al

Seventy-four sets of ethical guidelines have been developed for AI since 2016. It makes a total of 84 ethics documents…

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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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‘Wafer scale engine’ designed to power AI of the future

The world’s largest computer chip will enable AI models to process 4 billion parameters at once, opening the door to…

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Which Face Is Real? | Bergstrom & West

Practice your fake-spotting skills in this DIY drill. It’s from a university course named ‘Calling Bullshit’ at University of Washington….

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Artificial Intelligence and Journalism | Broussard et al

This article from JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATIONS QUARTERLY is like reading the opening remarks from a well produced panel. Six…

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Patent agencies challenged to accept AI inventor | FINANCIAL TIMES

“Whatever you think of the ideas on their own, that’s not really the point,” (Abbot) said. “What’s striking is that…

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Microsoft teams up with OpenAI in new $1B artificial intelligence partnership | SILICON ANGLE

With its fortune made from creating instructions for desktop computers, Microsoft is betting $1 billion on machines figuring things out…

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Facebook’s new poker-playing AI could wreck the online poker industry—so it’s not being released | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

The world of bluffs and tells is the latest game to be dominated by an AI system. Algorithmic victories are…

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

Marketers are matching TV storylines with ads using machine learning, reports ADWEEK. For example, a driving scene could be followed…

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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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Leading the way into the age of artificial intelligence | FINLAND 2019

THE GOVERNMENT OF FINLAND wants AI to be ‘human-centric’ and ‘trust-generating.’ The aspiration comes in a sweeping government paper on…

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Beijing AI Principles | BEIJING ACADEMY OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 2019

‘The development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) concerns the future of the whole society, all humankind, and the environment.’ A combination…

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