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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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Automation, bots and algorithms in newsmaking. Impact and quality of artificial journalism | Miguel Túñez-López et al

The authors provide a thorough account of the progression ‘from artisan journalism to artificial journalism.‘ They compare writing by algorithms…

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Posted in Ethics Op-Eds

Fred Beneson: AI Is Coming for Your Favorite Menial Tasks | THE ATLANTIC

Fred Beneson wonders what happens when human jobs are only about tough decisions. AI systems are expected to take on…

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The global landscape of AI ethics guidelines | Jobin et al

Seventy-four sets of ethical guidelines for AI have been developed since 2016, making a total of 84 ethics documents currently…

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Editorial: International AI ethics panel must be independent | NATURE

The Editorial Board of NATURE says ‘governments have been slow to to prioritize the ethics of AI.’ The US and…

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Posted in AI in the newsroom Op-Eds

Már Másson Maack: I’m scared shitless of my new robot colleague | TNW

‘Am I meant to compete with a bot now? Satoshi doesn’t need to sleep, feel inspired, or even have a…

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Olaf Groth, Mark Nitzberg, Stuart Russell: AI Algorithms Need FDA-style Drug Trials | WIRED

‘A software engineer can create an army of AI-powered bots, each pretending to be a different person, promoting content on…

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Gary Marcus: Deepmind’s losses and the future of artificial intelligence | WIRED

‘Deep reinforcement learning may not be the royal road to artificial general intelligence, but DeepMind itself is a formidable operation,…

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Artificial Intelligence and Journalism | Broussard et al

This article from JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATIONS QUARTERLY is like opening remarks from a well produced panel. Six scholars present…

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Henry Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, and Daniel Huttenlocher: The Metamorphosis | THE ATLANTIC

‘the word intelligence does not adequately explain what is occurring, and ascribing anthropomorphic qualities to AI is out of order… What AI…

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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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Atomising the news: The (In)Flexibility of Structured Journalism | Jones & Jones

Automated systems present trade-offs in craft. In the academic journal DIGITAL JOURNALISM, authors Rhianne Jones and Bronwyn Jones examine two…

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Making Artificial Intelligence Work for Investigative Journalism | Stray

‘AI has barely touched investigative journalism, let alone transformed it.’ Benefits of AI in investigative journalism should be weighed against…

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Turing Lecture: Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun | ACM 2019

Runs 1:31:50 Two of the principal architects of deep learning give their first-person account of its evolution and future. Geoffrey…

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Krishna Bharat: Impact of AI on journalism and democracy | GEN SUMMIT 2019

Runs 29:34 Keynote talk by Google news founder Krishna Bharat at the 2019 Global Editors Summit. Bharat says journalism is…

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Keynote session with John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg | GEN SUMMIT 2019

Runs 32:19 Talk by John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg, at the 2019 Global Editors Summit in Athens. He sees AI…

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Automation in the Newsroom: Productivity, Production and Personalisation | GEN SUMMIT 2019

Runs 41:07 A panel discussion at the GEN SUMMIT 2019 about automated systems used in three newsrooms. Moderated by Trint…

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Leading the way into the age of artificial intelligence | FINLAND 2019

THE GOVERNMENT OF FINLAND wants AI to be ‘human-centric’ and ‘trust-generating.’ The aspiration comes in a sweeping government paper on…

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Editorial Board: The Guardian view on digital injustice – when computers make things worse | THE GUARDIAN

‘One key difference between the analogue bureaucracy of the traditional civil service and the digitised bureaucracy of artificial intelligence is…

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Automation of News & Journalism | MACHINES + MEDIA 2019

Runs 15:16 A panel session at the Machines and Media 2019 conference in New York. Moderated by Chris Collins, Senior…

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Posted in Ethics Featured articles Reports | White papers

Beijing AI Principles | BEIJING ACADEMY OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 2019

A combination of universities, institutes, and companies have launched 15 principles to guide the evolution of artificial intelligence in China….

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Posted in Ethics Reports | White papers

Recommendation of the Council on Artificial Intelligence | OECD 2019

‘A global reference point for trustworthy AI’ is how the OECD headlines this report from their Council on Artificial Intelligence….

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How to Blend Journalistic Expertise with Artificial Intelligence for Research and Verifying News Stories | Missaoui et al

How do journalists perceive artificial intelligence? Six UK researchers wanted to find out to help develop an AI tool that…

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Data Science at The New York Times | REV 2

Runs 31:07 Presentation by Chris Wiggins, Chief Data Scientist at the New York Times, at the REV 2 event in…

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Fei-Fei Li & Yuval Noah Harari in Conversation – The Coming AI Upheaval | Stanford 2019

Runs: 90m Discussion starts around 9:38, following introductions A wide-ranging conversation: ethics in society, hacking humans, free will, and more….

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Charlie Beckett: Emotion as an organising principle for networked journalism | LSE BLOGS

‘Emotions are going to become more important for news in the networked era, that is inevitable, the choice for journalists…

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AI, Facts and the Future of Journalism | FOURTH ESTATE

Runs 34:07 A podcast discussion about using AI tools in newsrooms. Hosted by Peter Fray, co-director of the Centre for…

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AI isn’t taking journalists’ jobs. It is making them smarter and more efficient | REYNOLDS JOURNALISM INSTITUTE

Runs 3:22 Clips from five journalists who presented first-person view of AI systems in journalism to students as part of…

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Posted in Ethics Reports | White papers Trust

Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI | EUROPEAN COMMISSION 2018

The EUROPEAN COMMISSION presents seven guidelines for trustworthy artificial intelligence. The Commission says they want to create ‘an environment of…

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Newsroom technology and the future of journalism | IJF 2019

Runs 47:50 A talk by Chris Collins, senior executive editor, breaking news, for Bloomberg, about uses and influences of AI…

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