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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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Robots in the newsroom: The good, the bad and the (un)ethical | SOURCEFABRIC

‘It’s a neutral piece of technology that can be adapted for almost anything.’ Thomas Kent Thomas Kent is a pioneer…

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Jacob Berkowitz: Hey Siri, write me a book: Turing’s Imitation Game is AI’s highest form of flattery – and it’s writing its own story | THE GLOBE AND MAIL

‘As young parents, we’re caught off-guard when suddenly we’re arguing with an articulate, obdurate child. We desperately want our children,…

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The Economist’s essay contest featured an AI submission. Here’s what the judges thought. | VOX

‘…the AI did not emerge victorious — but even this mediocre performance is a stunning change from what AI was…

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AI BRIEFS: October 2019

KFC Hints at AI, License Plate Recognition for Drive-thrus | THE SPOON | October 30, 2019 | by Jennifer Marston…

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The Challenges Ahead | GIJC 2019

Runs 1:04:57 Panel discussion at the Global Investigative Journalism Network annual conference with thought leaders from six countries describing the…

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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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Journalists urged to embrace Artificial Intelligence | THE NEW TIMES

‘Without the help of technology, it will be hard for the media because the world is getting more precarious and…

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We can’t trust AI systems built on deep learning alone | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘…deep learning may be good at mimicking the perceptual tasks of the human brain, like image or speech recognition. But…

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Trends in Newsrooms #2: The Rise of AI | WAN

‘Although it hasn’t brought about the job losses many feared (quite the opposite, in fact, according to some experts), conclusions…

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Google releases videos to help researchers create better ‘deepfake’ detection tools | SILICON ANGLE

‘Google’s videos should be useful, since many of them appear to be incredibly realistic, especially to users who have no…

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AI: time to crack on | IN PUBLISHING

‘…the danger is that once again, journalism will be left chasing after the change instead of meeting the challenge.’ AI…

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Could your next favorite artist be a robot? | AI BUSINESS

‘AIVA has read and analyzed 30,000 of history’s greatest scores, from which, via machine learning, she has learned to predict…

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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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The Seven Patterns Of AI | FORBES

‘The seven patterns are: hyperpersonalization, autonomous systems, predictive analytics and decision support, conversational/human interactions, patterns and anomalies, recognition systems, and…

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AI Horizons Keynote – Yoshua Bengio | AI RESEARCH WEEK 2019

Runs 34:45 2019 Turing Award winner Yoshua Bengio discusses the role of intelligent agents, having AI machines understand causality, and…

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Why These Two Innovations In Artificial Intelligence Are So Important: Eye on A.I. | FORBES

The findings aren’t about using A.I. for marginal gains, like better ad targeting or for preventative maintenance. We’re talking about…

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AI ethics and the limits of code(s) | NESTA

‘Ethics is more a habit or muscle, than a code (in either sense). It’s a way of thinking and reasoning,…

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The Story of ELIZA, the First Chatbot Developed In The 1960s | MARKET RESEARCH JOURNALISM

Conversational computing has its roots in 1966, reports MARKET RESEARCH JOURNALISM in a brief recounting of chatbot history. The first…

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