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AI and Journalism Talk to Politico newsroom

AI and Journalism Talk to Politico newsroom

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AI and Journalism Talk to Politico newsroom

  1. 1. New powers, new responsibilities What can AI technologies do for your journalism? Prof Charlie Beckett Director of Polis, LSE @CharlieBeckett Politico, Brussels, March 2020
  2. 2. Download the report at: blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis
  3. 3. Artificial Intelligence A collection of ideas, technologies, and techniques that relate to a computer system’s capacity to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence. Source: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
  4. 4. What future for AI in news? How are journalists and news organisations adapting to AI technologies? What are the challenges and opportunities they present? What are the financial, ethical, and editorial implications?
  5. 5. 71 news organisations from 32 countries The Journalism AI global survey Source: The Journalism AI Report
  6. 6. Motivations for adopting AI Source: The Journalism AI Report
  7. 7. ➢ News gathering ➢ News production ➢ News distribution What is AI for news?
  8. 8. A strategy for AI ? Source: The Journalism AI Report 37% have an AI strategy 63% don’t have an AI strategy
  9. 9. Strategic challenges to AI adoption Source: The Journalism AI Report Lack of resources & willingness to invest Lack of skills & challenges in hiring talent Skepticism towards technology & fear of losing jobs Cultural issues & gaps between departments Lack of knowledge & understanding of AI Lack of strategy and direction
  10. 10. 1️⃣ Identify your stage and state of AI readiness Key steps to approach AI Source: The Journalism AI Report
  11. 11. 1️⃣ Identify your stage and state of AI readiness 2️⃣ Understand the different kind of AI technologies available Key steps to approach AI Source: The Journalism AI Report
  12. 12. 1️⃣ Identify your stage and state of AI readiness 2️⃣ Understand the different kind of AI technologies available 3️⃣ Reflect on what problems you are trying to solve with AI Key steps to approach AI Source: The Journalism AI Report
  13. 13. 1️⃣ Identify your stage and state of AI readiness 2️⃣ Understand the different kind of AI technologies available 3️⃣ Reflect on what problems you are trying to solve with AI 4️⃣ Identify what areas of your organisation might be helped by AI and how Key steps to approach AI Source: The Journalism AI Report
  14. 14. 1️⃣ Identify your stage and state of AI readiness 2️⃣ Understand the different kind of AI technologies available 3️⃣ Reflect on what problems you are trying to solve with AI 4️⃣ Identify what areas of your organisation might be helped by AI and how 5️⃣ Identify key obstacles and plan how to address them in a systematic way Key steps to approach AI Source: The Journalism AI Report
  15. 15. 1️⃣ Identify your stage and state of AI readiness 2️⃣ Understand the different kind of AI technologies available 3️⃣ Reflect on what problems you are trying to solve with AI 4️⃣ Identify what areas of your organisation might be helped by AI and how 5️⃣ Identify key obstacles and plan how to address them in a systematic way 6️⃣ Establish clear roles and responsibilities across the organisation Key steps to approach AI Source: The Journalism AI Report
  16. 16. 1️⃣ Identify your stage and state of AI readiness 2️⃣ Understand the different kind of AI technologies available 3️⃣ Reflect on what problems you are trying to solve with AI 4️⃣ Identify what areas of your organisation might be helped by AI and how 5️⃣ Identify key obstacles and plan how to address them in a systematic way 6️⃣ Establish clear roles and responsibilities across the organisation 7️⃣ Pick one or more projects to experiment with and start small Key steps to approach AI Source: The Journalism AI Report
  17. 17. Predicting the success of content with AI https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/2020/02/18/predicting-the-success-of-news- content/
  18. 18. Editorial & Ethical implications Source: The Journalism AI Report ⚠️ Savings or investments ?
  19. 19. Editorial & Ethical implications Source: The Journalism AI Report ⚠️ Savings or investments ? ⚠️ Misinformation
  20. 20. Editorial & Ethical implications Source: The Journalism AI Report ⚠️ Savings or investments ? ⚠️ Misinformation ⚠️ Artificial vs Human intelligence
  21. 21. Editorial & Ethical implications Source: The Journalism AI Report ⚠️ Savings or investments ? ⚠️ Algorithmic bias ⚠️ Misinformation ⚠️ Artificial vs Human intelligence
  22. 22. Editorial & Ethical implications Source: The Journalism AI Report ⚠️ Savings or investments ? ⚠️ Algorithmic bias ⚠️ Misinformation ⚠️ Transparency ⚠️ Artificial vs Human intelligence
  23. 23. Editorial & Ethical implications Source: The Journalism AI Report ⚠️ Savings or investments ? ⚠️ Algorithmic bias ⚠️ Misinformation ⚠️ Transparency ⚠️ Artificial vs Human intelligence ⚠️ The role of tech companies
  24. 24. Thoughts on the way forward Source: The Journalism AI Report 🔄 Changes to structures and culture
  25. 25. Thoughts on the way forward Source: The Journalism AI Report 🔄 Changes to structures and culture 📖 Need for education and training
  26. 26. Thoughts on the way forward Source: The Journalism AI Report 🔄 Changes to structures and culture 📖 Need for education and training Potential for collaboration (between news organisations & with research institutions)
  27. 27. ● https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/2019/12/12/7-things-to-consider/
  28. 28. Thank You Prof Charlie Beckett Director of Polis, LSE @CharlieBeckett C.H.Beckett@lse.ac.uk

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