Automation in Journalism

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Recently, Ken Gordon, @quickmuse, of this chat wrote about the uptake of Artificial Intelligence in journalism, in this post on the innochat Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/innochat/permalink/664823340370019/

Ken's post refers to this article in Wired magazine: "What news-writing bots means for the future of journalism"

The arrival of automation in journalism is, evidently, having substantial effects on the processes by which journalist operate. Among that evidence is the memo, just over a year ago, by John Micklethwait to the staff at Bloomberg News which described the two main use cases for the combination of human and automated process in journalism. It is reprinted in full in this article: "Bloomberg EIC: Automation is ‘crucial to the future of journalism’

Let's discuss this topic in a free ranging #innochat on Twitter on Thursday 22nd June 2017 starting at 12 noon Eastern time.

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