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The generative AI revolution has begun – how did we get here? | ARS TECHNICA

Ars Technica traces the trajectory points to where are with large language models (LLMs) capturing widespread attention. The piece leaves what’s next for readers to figure out but provides ample evidence of how we got here, explained clearly. Processing language…

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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 with Google. The outcome is 26 short takes on a range of entry-level topics. Items also can be arranged by…

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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 to write news. Robots are regularly transforming data into stories, and stories into multimedia presentations. As more organizations start deploying AI,…

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GLOSSARY: Common terms in journalism + AI

by Andrew Cochran April 16, 2019 updated October 2019 AUGMENTED NEWSROOM – When journalistic work is assisted by intelligent machines as a matter of routine. AUTOMATED JOURNALISM – When news stories are prepared by machines acting by predetermined parameters. Example…

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AI isn’t taking journalists’ jobs. It is making them smarter and more efficient | REYNOLDS JOURNALISM INSTITUTE

Runs 3:22 Clips from five journalists who presented first-person view of AI systems in journalism to students as part of the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Innovation Series. The journalists are from: The Wall Street Journal Washington Post WIRED Dogtown Media Graphika…

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What is artificial intelligence?

by Andrew Cochran January 3, 2019 updated October 2019 There’s never been an accepted definition of human intelligence. This makes its artificial form hard to define — as intelligent as what? It comes down to how the results are perceived. A…

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How is artificial intelligence used in journalism?

by Andrew Cochran January 1, 2019 updated October 2019 AI systems in newsrooms are doing tasks not jobs. Examples are outputting templated stories from structured data or clustering social media posts to flag breaking stories. Three themes have emerged: 1…

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Is deep learning the same as AI & machine learning?

by Andrew Cochran December 30, 2018 updated October 2019 It’s confusing when terms mean the same thing — sometimes. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning are often used interchangeably. In one way, they are the same: But not all…

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How do algorithms work?

by Andrew Cochran December 2018updated October 2019 Algorithms are sets of instructions — some say like recipes — for computers to reach an outcome. All forms of AI use algorithms, but not all algorithms are forms of AI. They’re used…

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It’s Getting Harder to Spot a Deep Fake Video | BLOOMBERG

Runs 2:59 Report by Bloomberg News.

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Reginald Chua on prospects for journalists | GEN 2018

Runs 3:04 Text on video report featuring Reginald Chua, Chief Operating Officer at Reuters and a thought leader about AI applications in journalism. This piece was produced by the Global Editors Network, from their conference in 2018. 

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GANS: How machines convert data to images

Runs 21:20 Rob Miles is a Ph.D. student in computer science and a YouTuber about AI. In this video he walks through the processes involved in Generative Adversarial Networks (GANS). A lot of AI activity involves classifying, for example letters,…

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Andrew Ng: Artificial intelligence is the new electricity | STANFORD BUSINESS SCHOOL 2017

Runs 87m TALK by Andrew Ng who, at the time of this lecture, headed a team of more than 1,000 AI scientists at Baidu, a leading AI company in China. His lecture to business students at Stanford provides a clear…

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How we teach computers to understand pictures | TED

Runs 18:02 TALK by Fei Fei Li, Stanford professor and Co-Director of the Human-Centered AI Institute and the Stanford Vision and Learning Lab. She was principal investigator responsible for ImageNet, the very large data set that was foundational in the…

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