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Automation, bots and algorithms in newsmaking. Impact and quality of artificial journalism | Miguel Túñez-López et al

The authors provide a thorough account of the progression ‘from artisan journalism to artificial journalism.‘ They compare writing by algorithms…

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The global landscape of AI ethics guidelines | Jobin et al

Seventy-four sets of ethical guidelines for AI have been developed since 2016, making a total of 84 ethics documents currently…

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Artificial Intelligence and Journalism | Broussard et al

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

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Atomising the news: The (In)Flexibility of Structured Journalism | Jones & Jones

Automated systems present trade-offs in craft. In the academic journal DIGITAL JOURNALISM, authors Rhianne Jones and Bronwyn Jones examine two…

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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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How to Blend Journalistic Expertise with Artificial Intelligence for Research and Verifying News Stories | Missaoui et al

How do journalists perceive artificial intelligence? Six UK researchers wanted to find out as a prelude to creating an AI…

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Mirroring to Build Trust in Digital Assistants | Metcalf et al

The chattiness of an AI-generated voice impacts how much it’s trusted and varies by user, according to researchers at Apple….

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Good News, Everyone! Context driven entity-aware captioning for news images | Biten et al

Ali Furken Biten and his co-authors report about an algorithm that can improve automated caption writing. Algorithms only know what…

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The Bright Future of News Automation | Linden

Carl-Gustav Linden says images of robots at keyboards don’t depict the real story of automated journalism. Current developments are simply…

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Chatbots on the Rise: A New Narrative in Journalism | Veglis & Maniou

Andres Veglis & Theodora A. Maniou offer a high-level survey of the evolution of chatbots, their uses in news, and…

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What kind of news gatekeepers do we want machines to be? Filter bubbles, fragmentation, and the normative dimensions of algorithmic recommendations | Nechushtai & Lewis

Efrat Nechushtai and Seth Lewis burst filter bubbles in this paper about choices made by news algorithms. They researched automated…

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Libel by Algorithm? Automated Journalism and the Threat of Legal Liability | Lewis et al

Seth Lewis and his co-authors examine culpability when possible wrongs result from news stories generated by algorithms. They conduct their…

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Putting Europe’s Robots on the Map: Automated journalism in news agencies | Fanta

Alexander Fanta looks at European news organizations using AI-enabled tools. His paper presents insights about current practices and opinions from…

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When Will AI Exceed Human Performance? Evidence from AI Experts | Grace et al

When Katja Grace and co-authors first released this paper in June 2017, it provoked worldwide headlines. Their findings showed AI…

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Automating judgment? Algorithmic judgment, news knowledge, and journalistic professionalism | Carlson

Matt Carlson says algorithms may challenge journalistic authority. He argues that journalistic judgement and algorithmic judgement should not be intertwined….

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The Robot as Cub Reporter: Law’s Emerging Role in Cognitive Journalism | Kirley

Elizabeth Kirley foresees a rise in ‘cognitive journalism.’ She examines the legal norms this may challenge, including how the law…

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Ethical Challenges of Algorithmic Journalism | Dörr & Hollnbuchner

Konstantin Nicholas Dörr and Katharina Hollnbuchner present a framework for consideration of ethical issues when algorithms are used to generate…

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Giving Computers a Nose for News: Exploring the limits of story detection and verification | Thurman et al

Using algorithms for story discovery heralds a new phase for social media says Neil Thurman and his co-authors. They look…

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Mapping the field of Algorithmic Journalism | Dörr

Konstantin Dörr examines Natural Language Generation (NLG) and its uses for preparing news. He includes analysis based on talks with…

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Media Law and Copyright Implications of Automated Journalism | Weeks

Lin Weeks lays out questions for case law when news writing is automated. She wrote the paper while a J.D….

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The Robotic Reporter: Automated journalism and the redefinition of labor, compositional forms, and journalistic authority | Carlson

Matt Carlson points out how algorithmic reporting may challenge journalistic authority. His paper includes an account of the formative period…

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Algorithmic Accountability | Diakopoulos

Nick Diakopoulos examines the power of algorithms. He considers how they function, their influence in society, and suggests approaches to…

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Artificial Intelligence as a Positive and Negative Factor in Global Risk | Yudkowsky

Eliezer Yudkowsky says understanding intelligence that is artificial is limited by our intelligence that is human. Put differently, we only…

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