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Swedish Aftonbladet uses automation to outpace competitors with its covid-19 news coverage | JOURNALISM.CO.UK

An AI system scanning 20 sources a second is helping a Swedish publisher be first with local alerts on the…

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Automating local news for 124 school districts on Long Island, New York

An autoscribe system has been going to school on Long Island, New York, helping publisher Newsday learn how it can…

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Reuters puts a digital twin onscreen, driven by AI system

Reuters is combining results packaging and synthetic media to create an AI-generated sportscaster onscreen. The synthetic figure is produced by…

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Tool to Help Journalists Spot Doctored Images Is Unveiled by Jigsaw | NEW YORK TIMES

‘Reporters can feed images into Assembler, which has seven “detectors,” each one built to spot a specific type of photo-manipulation…

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Sundar Pichai: Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence | DAVOS 2020

Runs 28:59 A conversation with Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet and Google, at DAVOS 2020. He is interviewed by Klaus…

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Robot attack: Why journalism professor Nicholas Diakopoulos doesn’t fear the automation of newsrooms | DIGIDAY

‘We should not be so afraid of jobs going away as much as jobs changing, new roles and new tasks…

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Journalism, Media, and Technology Trends and Predictions 2020 | REUTERS INSTITUTE

Reaching and monetizing readers are the most important uses of AI systems in news, says a global survey of journalistic…

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BBC News adds options to its smart speaker news

BBC News is offering optional extras to go along with its regular newscasts on smart speakers. The service is using…

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The Year in AI BRIEFS: 2019

The noticeable, the useful, the quirky: the pieces we noted as AI BRIEFS for 2019. In reverse chronology (January is…

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Top 25 AI stories of 2019 | INSIDE AI

‘#1. Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley, and Google Brain developed an AI system that taught a robot to…

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Ernie tops Bert in GLUE by figuring out Chinese

BERT is Google’s model for natural language understanding (NLU). ERNIE is Baidu’s. Their effectiveness is measured with a test known…

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This Nixon Deepfake Is an Alternate Reality Where Apollo 11 Fails | POPULAR MECHANICS

“Our goal was to use the most advanced artificial intelligence techniques available today to create the most believable result possible—and…

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People should be held accountable for AI and algorithm errors, rights commissioner says | THE GUARDIAN

‘The paper proposes each use of AI by government should be accompanied by a cost-benefit analysis and public consultation before…

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How do you spot a deepfake? A clue hides within our voices, researchers say | NBC NEWS

‘It’s meant to work quickly out of fear that a viral deepfake will need almost immediate identification and response.’ ‘Soft…

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Machines wrote the BBC’s UK election results articles | TechHQ

‘The organization undertook its biggest test of machine learning-generated journalism to date, publishing nearly 700 individual news reports (649 in English, 40…

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AI expert calls for end to UK use of ‘racially biased’ algorithms | THE GUARDIAN

‘Prof Noel Sharkey, who is also a leading figure in a global campaign against “killer robots”, said algorithms were so…

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Observe.ai raises $26 million for AI that monitors and coaches call center agents | VENTUREBEAT

“Agents are increasingly one of the only human connections people have with brands in a digital world, so we want…

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AudiBrow uses AI text-to-voice to create multiple news readers

A read-to-me news app uses multiple sources and multiple voices to deliver news in a different way. AudiBrow uses AI…

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Finland extends free AI training throughout Europe

Finland will offer its free AI training to all EU languages starting in 2020. “It’s about one of the most…

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IBM Trials A.I. That Can Do Soccer Commentary | FORBES

‘…the system tracks players in real-time and can identify passes, crosses and shots on goal. For pre-selected video highlights, it…

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Algorithmically turbo-charged journalism | RNZ: Mediawatch

‘Virtual newsreaders, stock reports and election results written up by algorithms, and news organisations dishing up articles based on what you’ve…

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AI BRIEFS: December 2019

Art meets artificial intelligence: Austin artists explore new meaning in data | Stephenville Empire-Tribune | DEcember 31, 2019 | by…

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Researchers train AI to map a person’s facial movements to any target headshot | VENTURE BEAT

‘What if you could manipulate the facial features of a historical figure, a politician, or a CEO realistically and convincingly…

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South China Morning Post uses AI to track reader loyalty | INMA

‘Identifying potential loyal readers is beneficial not only for maximising marketing budgets, but also creating personalised reader experiences.’ Reader engagement…

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Actually, it’s about Ethics, AI, and Journalism: Reporting on and with Computation and Data | TOW REPORTS

‘…journalists need to continue to develop their technical skills to become better tool makers rather than tool users. It is…

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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

‘If we value journalism as a social good, provided by humans for humans, then we have a window of perhaps…

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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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