Finland became the first country in the world offering AI education to the general public. The objective: free AI education for 1% of the population. What is Finland’s aim and will EU countries be able to follow suit in democratising AI and reinforce civic education?
What does the rise of automation mean to media makers? How is AI affecting journalism? Which role can algorithms play in this changing context and what are the possible ethical implications? How to combine AI and humans in the journalism of the future?
Studying the impact of AI on the newsroom, a scientist's opinion Interview with Mattia Peretti, manager of the project ‘Journalism AI’ at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The project is funded by the Google News Initiative and started in April 2019. What is the aim of the project ‘AI in journalism’? ...
Developing AI-tools for journalists, a scientist's opinion Interview with David Graus, AI-researcher and data scientist working for FD Mediagroep in The Netherlands. Which AI-tools for journalists are you in your company developing? We are working on two project. One is called SMART Journalism, the other is called SMART radio. Both projects are funded by Google’s ...
Artificial intelligence could be used in the newsrooms and journalists should be trained and prepared for the impact on communication. Experts think that AI can both free journalists from doing the boring stuff and can give them clever new tools for doing things they could never do before. But in the wrong hands, the same technology can also be used to spread disinformation.
There is a strong need for data protection laws that can adequately address the challenges of user data being misused and harvested without consent by third-party applications, political parties/politicians, researchers, and others.
How useful can machine-learning be in dealing with vectors of disinformation such as deep fakes or bots, and what are the implications of AI-powered fact-checking and deprioritising systems for media pluralism and freedom of expression?