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AI-powered journalism: A time-saver or an accident waiting to happen? | JOURNALISM.CO.UK

‘automated journalism is only as reliable as the information that has been plugged into it to during its development and…

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Using the power of machines to complete impossible reporting tasks | ICIJ

‘As datasets become bigger and more complex, machine learning models that help reporters sort and analyze data are becoming not…

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Google releases videos to help researchers create better ‘deepfake’ detection tools | SILICON ANGLE

‘Google’s videos should be useful, since many of them appear to be incredibly realistic, especially to users who have no…

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Explainable AI and the Companies Leading the Way | VENTURE RADAR

‘…as models become more specialised and complex, they turn out to be increasingly opaque and harder to interpret.’  Verification can…

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Top AI researchers race to detect ‘deepfake’ videos: ‘We are outgunned’ | THE WASHINGTON POST

The ability to create synthetic videos outweighs detection methods by ‘100 to 1’, according to a digital forensics professor at…

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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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What is machine learning and why should I care? | CJR

The COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW explains machine learning with examples of how it’s being used in newsrooms. Author Nick Diakopoulos describes…

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The next disruption

A QUESTION COMES TO MIND, we say it out loud, an ‘assistant’ answers back. We glance at our mobile, it…

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How Reuters is training reporters to spot ‘deepfakes’ | DIGIDAY

DIGIDAY UK reports how Reuters created its own fake video to test its in-house verification team and step-up its ability…

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The out-there AI ideas designed to keep the US ahead of China | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW reports new details of a $2 billion plan for AI research by DARPA, the U.S. Defense Advanced…

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Is deep learning the same as AI & machine learning?

by Andrew Cochran December 30, 2018 updated October 2019 It’s confusing when terms mean the same thing — sometimes. Artificial…

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7 challenges for journalism | WEF

THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM says the principal impacts of AI on journalism are similar to those in many areas: automating…

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Giving Computers a Nose for News: Exploring the limits of story detection and verification | Thurman et al

Using algorithms for story discovery heralds a new phase for social media says Neil Thurman and his co-authors. They look…

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