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Journalistic bots as virtual reporters – How Artificial Intelligence is changing the future of journalism

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Twitterbots, chatbots, googlebots… Artificial Intelligence is the most important technology impacting the industry today and it will continue to shape it in the years to come. The use of journalistic bots has a profound impact on media. One of the earliest uses of bots in journalism was the ‘Twitter bot’. The program has tended to automate three particular aspects of journalism: alerting, aggregating and monitoring. The result is a level of coverage provided by a virtual reporter. What does it mean for the future of media coverage? Are bots the future of blogging and journalism? Will human reporters be replaced by A.I. technology entirely?

 

Speaker:

Dmitry Shishkin - Digital Development Editor, BBC, UK

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