AI in Journalism | Paul Cheung, Knight Foundation

Artificial intelligence in journalism is not new, and news organizations have been finding new ways to incorporate AI into their journalism.

  • Examples: 1) The LA Times' Quakebot, which posts a story minutes after the shaking ends, 2) Quartz used AI to analyze tens of thousands of pages of documents in hours, saving journalists' valuable time.

  • The journalism industry doesn't have a framework to discuss whether or how AI should be used in the newsroom. The conversation is set by the people who made the platform.

  • There's a need to balance out the ethics of using AI with the efficiency it could bring to newsrooms.