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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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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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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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Thailand’s first AI journalist named ‘Suthichai AI’ unveiled | THAI PBS

‘Suthichai AI said that AI will revolutionize information by presenting news and analyzing it faster, with accuracy and in a…

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BBC develops its own voice AI

BBC will use its own voice assistant on BBC platforms, including its website and BBC iPlayer, and make it available…

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Montag is a New Magazine Written Entirely by AI | BEEBOM

‘The contents for the articles are scraped from the internet using shell scripts and Python scripts. The scraped text then…

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TV anchor Vikram Chandra bets on AI-powered short videos to fix India’s broken news scene | QUARTZ

AI is helping a news app compete in the crowded India marketplace, according to this QUARTZ piece. Editor Ji offers…

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Russian AI anchor joins the Sogou line-up

A Chinese-made news anchor called Lisa is ready to go to work for Russia. The Russian-speaking AI-enabled character was developed…

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Robo-reporter writes front-page news | FINANCIAL TIMES

Calling it ‘the UK’s most prolific reporter’, the FINANCIAL TIMES describes how AI-powered RADAR delivers human interest and local headline…

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The Times employs an AI-powered ‘digital butler’ JAMES to serve personalised news | JOURNALISM.CO.UK

‘…the number of subscription cancellations (churn) was reduced by 49 per cent. This was particularly efficient with low- or medium-engagement…

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Q&A: Radar – can robots write the news? | WHAT’S NEW IN PUBLISHING

‘We have a team of five reporters, publishing 8,000-10,000 local stories each month.’ WNIP interviews Gary Rogers, Editor-in-Chief of RADAR,…

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Artificial sincerity, too?

The AI anchors of Xinhua TV by Andrew Cochran May 4, 2019 last updated October, 2019 The idea of an…

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UAE gets first Arabic speaking AI news anchor | KLALEEJ TIMES

Abu Dhabi Media will debut an AI anchor, marking a first in the Arab world and becoming the first technology…

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Robot news presenter causes a stir on Russian TV | BBC NEWS

BBC News reports Russian television has unveiled “Alex’, a news reading robot that appears on its state-owned news channel, Rossiya…

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Amazon Alexa now offers long-form news coverage in addition to Flash Briefings | TECHCRUNCH

46% of smart speaker owners ask for news and segment leader Amazon has begun offering US users enriched news briefings,…

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Patch is using AI to write 3,000 articles a week | AdAge

Local news publisher Patch is automating weather reports, real estate sales, and other data-intensive stories, AdAge reports. Patch operates local…

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Chinese state media’s latest news anchor is a female AI | QUARTZ

QUARTZ reports the Xinhua News Agency will deploy the world’s first female AI news anchor. This comes three months after…

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In five years, this headline will be written by AI | ARAB NEWS

‘Artificial intelligence in the newsroom reduces the cost of production, so the individual will not have to pay much for…

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A new autoscribe and a new byline

THE GUARDIAN AUSTRALIA has published its first news story prepared by an automated system. The paper calls the AI-enabled tool…

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Will artificial intelligence control the news? One Italian company hopes so | SBS

‘Imagine: No more editors deciding what to write about, looking at angles, assigning stories to journalists and driving wider conversation…

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Robo-Journalism Is On the Rise But Half Of Aussies Prefer Human-Written Stories | B&T

‘A new survey conducted by Hotwire Australia has found that while 59 per cent of Australians think they have likely read…

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AI Applications at New York Times, Reuters, and Other Media Giants | EMERJ

‘Artificial intelligence in news media is being used in new ways from speeding up research to accumulating and cross-referencing data…

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China reveals world’s first AI anchor | SCMP

Runs :59 Text on video report by the South China Morning Post — the most comprehensive of the summaries prepared…

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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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The Future of Augmented Journalism: A guide for newsrooms in the age of smart machines | AP 2017

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HANDBOOK offers journalistic considerations for working with AI, based on real practices drawn from their early work…

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RISE OF THE MACHINE: Journalists under threat as AI robot writes article in ONE SECOND | EXPRESS

‘Another industry is at risk of being replaced by robot workers after an artificially intelligent robot wrote an entire article…

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Guide to automated journalism | TOW 2016

THE TOW CENTRE FOR DIGITAL JOURNALISM considers the landscape for automated journalism in 2016. Most of the concepts and implications…

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Robots Are Invading the News Business, and It’s Great for Journalists NEW YORK MAGAZINE | July 2014

‘The stories that today’s robots can write are, frankly, the kinds of stories that humans hate writing anyway.’ Robots Are…

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A leap forward in quarterly earnings stories | ASSOCIATED PRESS

‘The Associated Press announced in an advisory to customers today that the majority of U.S. corporate earnings stories for our…

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Could robots be the journalists of the future? | THE GUARDIAN

‘In this digital age, even journalism is being automated. Now over to GUARBOT for the news …’ Could robots be…

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