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Mattia Perreti a scientist's opinion about impact of AI on the newsroom

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Mattia Peretti about impact of AI on the newsroom

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’? Mattia Peretti: Our aim is to inform newsrooms globally about the ...

David Graus a scientist's opinion about AI-tools for journalists

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with David Graus about AI-tools for journalists

Interview with David Graus, AI-researcher and data scientist working for FD Mediagroep in The Netherlands, on developing AI-tools for journalists. Which AI-tools for journalists are you in your company developing? David Graus: We are working on two project. One is called SMART Journalism, the other is called SMART radio. Both projects are funded by Google’s ...

A scientist's opinion Kalina Bontcheva, an ESMH interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Kalina Bontcheva about Technology & Disinformation

Interview with Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield about Technology & 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. Can you explain the implications of deep fakes and synthetic media disinformation ...

A scientist opinion, Trisha Meyer & Chris Marsden, an ESMH interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Trisha Meyer & Prof Chris Marsden about Technology & Disinformation

Interview with Dr Trisha Meyer, Vrije Universiteit in Brussels & Prof Chris Marsden, University of Sussex, about Technology & Disinformation. "In struggling to find a sustainable business model for the online environment, many traditional media providers have become almost exclusively reliant on advertising." You mention human involvement in the application of AI systems is important ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Jack Stilgoe about autonomous cars

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Jack Stilgoe about autonomous cars

Interview with Jack Stilgoe, associate professor at University College London, fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, about autonomous car. "I think the uptake of self-driving cars at scale will require substantial changes to behaviours, infrastructures and the rules of the road, as well as improvements in the technology inside the cars." Do you think it ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Patrick Lin about autonomous cars

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Patrick Lin about autonomous cars

Interview with Patrick Lin, director of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group at California Polytechnic State University, about autonomous car. "Computer vision, including algorithms that process images, still need improvement. They still have a hard time picking up small objects, like animals, as well as distinguishing shadows and dark spaces, like a pothole." Who should ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Linda Amaral-Zettler about plastic pollution

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Linda Amaral-Zettler about plastic pollution

Interview with Linda Amaral-Zettler, senior scientist at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). Every minute, the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic waste enters the oceans. Plastic pollution is so ubiquitous that scientists have coined a new term for the marine environment: the plastisphere. Before you joined the NIOZ in July 2017, ...

A scientist’s opinion : interview with Naomi Anne Fineberg about Screen addiction

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Naomi Anne Fineberg about screen addiction

Interview with Prof. Naomi Anne Fineberg, Consultant Psychiatrist at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT). There is consensus on the need for more study of Problematic Use of the Internet. Can you tell me about the background to establishing the COST Action 'European Network for Problematic Usage of the Internet' and writing the Manifesto ...