Posted in AI advances Featured articles

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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Posted in Ethics Op-Eds

Alison Berthet: Why do emerging AI guidelines emphasize ‘ethics’ over human rights? | OpenGlobalRights

‘…ethics are much more easily manipulated to support a given company or government’s agenda, with limited recourse for anyone who…

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Posted in AI in the newsroom

Artificial sincerity, too?

The AI anchors of Xinhua TV by Andrew CochranMay 4, 2019last updated October, 2019 THE IDEA OF AN AI PRESENTER…

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Posted in Academic papers AI in the newsroom

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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Posted in AI in the newsroom Quotes

Shirky on algorithms

”It’s very hard to imagine how our existing media jurisprudence holds up under an environment when you can have bad…

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Posted in AI advances Video

Technology, Media & Democracy | MACHINES + MEDIA 2018

Runs 37:57 PANEL moderated by John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg PANELISTS Jessica Rosenworcel, Federal Communications Commission Clay Shirky, New York University…

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Posted in Academic papers

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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Posted in Academic papers

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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