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What should newsrooms do about deepfakes? These three things, for starters | NEIMAN LAB

‘Whether or not opinion columnists’ direst predictions come to fruition, it seems almost inevitable that newsrooms operating in a world…

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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

NEWSROOMS need to pay attention to AI because it could have ‘a wide-ranging and profound influence on how journalism is…

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How artificial intelligence is redefining the role of manager | WEF

‘Surprisingly, last year, we discovered that the majority of workers would trust orders from a robot. This year, almost two-thirds…

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Researchers identify seven types of fake news, aiding better detection | PHYS ORG

‘False news tends to be less grammatical and less factual, with greater reliance on emotionally charged claims, misleading headlines and…

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The USPTO wants to know if artificial intelligence can own the content it creates | THE VERGE

‘It outlines thirteen specific questions, ranging from what happens if an AI creates a copyright-infringing work to if it’s legal…

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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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AI Coverage Best Practices, According to AI Researchers | SKYNET TODAY

‘…we are both invested and sensitive to how AI is portrayed in the media. In this article, we suggest a…

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AI-powered journalism: A time-saver or an accident waiting to happen? | JOURNALISM.CO.UK

‘automated journalism is only as reliable as the information that has been plugged into it to during its development and…

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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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Artificial Intelligence Artwork Wins Graduate Art Prize For Camberwell Graduate | ART & COLLECTIONS

‘The Graduate Art Prize…is open to all final year students on BA and MA degree courses at British art colleges…

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AI BRIEFS: November 2019

AI Stats News: Chatbots Increase Sales By 67% But 87% Of Consumers Prefer Humans | FORBES | November 25, 2019…

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Evolution from keyword searches to AI-enabled conversations | WEB SUMMIT 2019

Runs 17:15 Talk by Alexa Head Scientist Rohit Prasad about next steps in voice interface using Amazon’s Alexa. He describes…

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David Weinberger: Perspective on Knowledge – Journalism’s new landscape | KM WORLD

‘news media organizations seem unlikely to survive if they continue to operate under assumptions that they have inherited from our…

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AI becomes grandmaster in ‘fiendishly complex’ StarCraft II | THE GUARDIAN

‘Top players need adaptable short and long-term strategies to grow and defend their bases while laying waste to the opposition….

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The hidden costs of AI | AXIOS

‘Research often guns for incremental advances, juicing an extra percentage point of accuracy out of a previously proposed model.’ Using…

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Google Claims a Quantum Breakthrough That Could Change Computing | NEW YORK TIMES

‘It relies on the mind-bending ways some objects act at the subatomic level or when exposed to extreme cold, like…

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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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Booksby.ai is a bookshop entirely created by artificial intelligence | NEW ATLAS

‘Every aspect of the site is generated by machine learning algorithms, from the entire books and accompanying cover artwork, to…

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In AI we trust — too much | AXIOS

‘AI carries an aura of legitimacy and accuracy, burnished by overeager marketing departments and underinformed users. But AI is just…

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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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Stuart Russell on why now is the time to start thinking about superintelligent AI – Science Weekly podcast | THE GUARDIAN

Stuart Russell suggests making intelligent machines ‘permanently deferential’ to humans so we may successfully co-exist with new forms of AI…

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Do we trust artificial intelligence agents to mediate conflict? Not entirely | USC

‘Researchers from USC and the University of Denver created a simulation in which a three-person team was supported by a…

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This Technique Can Make It Easier for AI to Understand Videos | WIRED

‘…deep learning is less adept at interpreting video. Analyzing a video frame won’t reveal what’s happening unless that frame is…

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The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms | ICFJ 2019

Introducing AI is second only to ‘shifting revenue models’ as a major challenge facing worldwide newsrooms, says a global study…

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If a Robotic Hand Solves a Rubik’s Cube, Does It Prove Something? | NEW YORK TIMES

‘…the hand learned to solve the puzzle through extreme trial and error. It spent the equivalent of 10,000 years spinning…

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The Next Word | THE NEW YORKER

‘…it’s making billions of lightning-fast probability calculations about word patterns’ The NEW YORKER takes a detailed look at predictive text…

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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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The biggest threat of deepfakes isn’t the deepfakes themselves | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘The mere idea of AI-synthesized media is already making people stop believing that real things are real.’ Undermining trust in…

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