School of Broadcasting Journalism
Forbes has rolled out an Artificial Intelligence-powered Content Management System called Bertie that suggests content and titles. The Washington Post released Heliograf that can generate entire articles from quantitative data, Bloomberg is using Cyborg for content creation and management, and other Artificial Intelligence systems are being used or tested by The Guardian, Associated Press, and Reuters. Many of these organizations are using artificial intelligence to generate shareholder reports, legal documents, press releases, general reports, and articles.
Artificial intelligence is a great resource to help cover things where reporters can always get to for example local sports and local political elections.
Technology influences journalism in terms of news production as well as the future structure and organization of the news industry. With algorithms editing, aggregating, publishing, and distributing content, processes of media production and consumption are increasingly being automated.
This project investigates the theoretical, economic and technological implications of automated news production in journalism and is termed Algorithmic Journalism.