here is the proof that artificial intelligence can prove useful in many fields. According to some news circulating the network, Google passed on an amount equivalent to 706 thousand euros to the Press Association to assist the Digital News Initiative, which is responsible for supporting digital journalism.
According to the press release; the Press Association will work with startup Urbs Media to produce about 30,000 local stories in the UK and Ireland with the help of software.
However, he will not be solely responsible for this material, since human journalists will help produce more detailed stories for topics such as crime and health, while the Radar tool (developed by the startup) would fill gaps and help locate the article.
As for the amount passed on by Google; it would be useful to create tools capable of obtaining information from public databases in the United Kingdom. The Radar would also have the function of generating graphics for these materials; as well as adding important videos and photos to those contents. However; hit is worth mentioning that this software will only be used from 2018.
“Human journalists will still be vital to this process, but [Radar] allows us to turn to artificial intelligence to increase the volume of local stories that would be impossible to deliver manually,” said Press Association editor Peter Clifton.
But does it work?
While some may regard this initiative as visionary, others imagine that in practice it may not work as well. One is Tim Dawson, president of the National Union of Journalists.
What worries me is that it all ends up as third-rate stories that look terrific; but they’re computer-generated and this leads companies; to fire even more reporters
“The real problem is that the media is somewhat responsible for delivering things in good faith. I can not believe that this whole computer story will actually occupy this space. What worries me as president of the National Union of Journalists is that it all ends up as third-rate stories that look terrific; but they are computer-generated and this leads companies to lay off even more reporters; “Dawson said in an interview with The Guardian.