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Journalism’s Increasing use of Artificial Intelligence | WHARTON PODCAST

Podcast discussion with two journalism professors who specialize in AI and journalism. Hosted by Dan Loney. Runs 20:47 Meredith Broussard,…

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Mirroring to Build Trust in Digital Assistants | Metcalf et al

The chattiness of an AI-generated voice impacts how much it’s trusted and varies by user, according to researchers at Apple….

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Good News, Everyone! Context driven entity-aware captioning for news images | Biten et al

Ali Furken Biten and his co-authors report about an algorithm that can improve automated caption writing. Algorithms only know what…

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iFlytek | AI-DAY 2019

Runs 27:35 Presentation by iFlytek, named by MIT in 2017 as the most innovative company in China and number six…

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Jill Lepore: Are Robots Competing for Your Job? | THE NEW YORKER

‘…in American history, panic about technological change is almost always tangled up with panic about immigration’ IN THE NEW YORKER…

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Kelly on creativity

‘…the trumpet is not, itself, creative. Artificial-intelligence algorithms are more like musical instruments than they are like people.’  Sean Dorrance…

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Yael Eisenstat: The Real Reason Tech Struggles With Algorithmic Bias | WIRED

IN WIRED MAGAZINE former Facebook elections integrity head Yael Eisenstat observes the ‘move fast’ culture in tech means there is…

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NG on work

‘AI is good at automating tasks, rather than jobs.’ – Andrew Ng

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Lowe on AI in the workplace

‘It is not that machines are going to replace chemists. It’s that the chemists who use machines will replace those…

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The Bright Future of News Automation | Linden

Carl-Gustav Linden says images of robots at keyboards don’t depict the real story of automated journalism. Current developments are simply…

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Chatbots on the Rise: A New Narrative in Journalism | Veglis & Maniou

Andres Veglis & Theodora A. Maniou offer a high-level survey of the evolution of chatbots, their uses in news, and…

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Journalism In The Age Of AI | DLD 2019

Runs 23:31 Talk by John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg, at the Digital, Life, Design Conference in Munich. January 2019 |…

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John Naughton: ‘no more “soft” coverage of artificial intelligence’ | THE GUARDIAN

‘This research reveals why so many people seem oblivious to, or complacent about, the challenges that AI technology poses to…

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What kind of news gatekeepers do we want machines to be? Filter bubbles, fragmentation, and the normative dimensions of algorithmic recommendations | Nechushtai & Lewis

Efrat Nechushtai and Seth Lewis burst filter bubbles in this paper about choices made by news algorithms. They researched automated…

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WaPo Editorial: A reason to despair about the digital future – Deepfakes | THE WASHINGTON POST

‘The ability to use machine learning to simulate an individual saying or doing almost anything poses personal and political risks…

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Journalism, Media, and Technology Trends and Predictions 2019 | REUTERS INSTITUTE

THE REUTERS INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF JOURNALISM predicts newsroom investment in 2019 will continue to favour humans over machines….

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Yudkowsky on threats

By far, the greatest danger of artificial intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it. -Eliezer Yudkowsky

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Artificial Intelligence Index | 2018

AI research continues to be predominantly male-driven according to this annual index of key indicators compiled by the AI research…

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An Industry-Led Debate: How UK Media Cover Artificial Intelligence | 2018

While media should explore in detail the promise and pitfalls of AI, they would be well served to treat it…

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Ng on the AI company

‘An AI company is not just combining internet + digital + machine learning. It’s strategic data acquisition, central data warehousing,…

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Innovation Forum | GOOGLE NEWS INITIATIVE

Runs 56:48 SERIES OF PRESENTATIONS BY Lisa Gibbs, Associated Press Daniel Bramatti, Abrai Marie-Louise Timcke, Funke Media Group Dimitry Shishkin, BBC World Service…

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Kasparov on machines

‘I know better than most people what it’s like to compete against a machine. Instead of raging against them, it’s…

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Kurzweil on change

‘If you were in the horseshoe business in 1910 you might have felt threatened. But if you were in the…

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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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It’s Getting Harder to Spot a Deep Fake Video | BLOOMBERG

Runs 2:59 Report by Bloomberg News.

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Values, Ethics and Innovation: Rethinking Technological Development in the Fourth Industrial Revolution | WEF 2018

Technologies inevitably embody the values of their creators, whether a small team of engineers or a large group of nations…

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WEF on preparedness

How people think about technologies matters. This is not simply because technologies are the primary contributor to economic growth worldwide….

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Mitchell on bias

‘AI risks bias laundering’ – Margaret Mitchell

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The Augmented Newsroom: How AI will impact the journalism we know | GEN SUMMIT 2018

Runs 39:42 PANEL moderated by Ben Rudolph, Microsoft PANELISTS  Reginald Chua, Chief Operating Officer, Reuters Lisa Gibbs, Director of News…

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AI in the UK: Ready, Willing and Able? | HOUSE OF LORDS SELECT COMMITTEE ON AI 2018

The U.K. HOUSE OF LORDS SELECT COMMITTEE on AI has 74 recommendations for the future of artificial intelligence. Their exhaustive…

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