Tag Archives: artificial intelligence

AI In Newsrooms

AI in newsrooms: A report by think-tank Polis says artificial intelligence is used in newsrooms for news gathering, production and distribution. Defining AI “can be fuzzy.”

 

Automated Journalism

Automated journalism: Newsrooms always adapted to new technology like artificial intelligence, writes Nicholas Diakopoulos.

“Reporting, listening, responding and pushing back, negotiating with sources, and then having the creativity to put it together — AI can do none of these indispensable journalistic tasks,” he writes.

 

Robot Journalism Ethical Checklist

Robot journalism ethical checklist: As more media organizations deploy artificial intelligence, writes Tom Kent, “we need to keep a focus on the ethics and quality of robot news writing.”

Kent’s checklist touches on the accuracy of underlying data, automation producing thousands of erroneous stories and pitfalls, like defending a robot-written story.

 

Defining Free Speech For Robots

Defining free speech for robots: Jared Schroeder reports that free expression rights for artificial intelligence communicators may push the Supreme Court to define a journalist.

“Courts will soon have to explore whether AI communicators have rights as publishers — and whether a bot can be entitled to journalist protections,” he writes. This requires us to identify what is human about journalism and what is fundamental about it.

Artificial Intelligence and Ethical Journalism

Robots can write, but are they ethical?

Paul Chadwick writes about how artificial intelligence could damage public trust in journalism.

“For the time being, (ethics) codes could simply require that when AI is used the journalists turn their minds to whether the process overall has been compatible with fundamental human values,” he writes.