November 29, 2023 - On Nov. 29, News/Media Alliance President and CEO Danielle Coffey attended as an invited participant a bipartisan forum hosted by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on “AI – Transparency, Explainability, Intellectual Property, & Copyright.”
November 27, 2023 - That an AI model was trained on copyrighted material does not make all of the model’s outputs a copyright violation.
November 21, 2023 - This post summarizes what is known so far about how Americans view AI in everyday life, the workplace, and health and medicine.
November 16, 2023 - Speaking to technology industry executives at the Web Summit conference in Lisbon, Portugal, on Tuesday, Executive Editor Julie Pace of The Associated Press outlined the biggest challenges news organizations expect to see this election cycle: misinformation and generative AI.
Sens. John Thune (R-South Dakota) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) introduced an artificial intelligence (AI) bill that would direct federal agencies to create standards aimed at providing transparency and accountability for AI tools, according to a copy of the bill released Wednesday.
November 13, 2023 - The first of its kind, the Paris Charter on AI and Journalism defines ethics and principles that journalists, newsrooms and media outlets around the world will be able to appropriate and apply in their work with artificial intelligence. It was created by a commission initiated by Reporters Without Borders and chaired by journalist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa.
November 9, 2023 - As fears rise over fake imagery generated by artificial intelligence flooding the internet, one of the world’s leading stock photo websites is openly selling AI images of the Israel-Hamas war.
November 7, 2023 - Google will begin to use SynthID watermarks for all creative assets generated by artificial intelligence (AI) in Performance Max and Google Ads, as the company continues to build out features and tools that automate processes.
November 2, 2023 - Generative artificial intelligence could be the death blow for local newspapers, depending on how it evolves. It could also present opportunities, judging from several developments this week.
October 31, 2023 - On Oct. 30, the News/Media Alliance published a White Paper and a technical analysis and submitted comments to the U.S. Copyright Office on the use of publisher content to power generative artificial intelligence technologies (GAI). Together, the three publications document the pervasive, unauthorized use of publisher content by GAI developers, the impact this may have on the sustainability and availability of high-quality original content, and the legal implications of such use.
October 31, 2023 - "Several people asked me to give them tips and advice on how to use these and other AI-related tools after DALL-E 3 was released, so I decided to put together this guide as a one-stop resource for beginners who are interested in doing some image generation experiments of their own." — Joe Amditis, Center for Cooperative Media
October 31, 2023 - The artists say AI companies used their work to train an image generator, without paying them or getting permission, and the resulting images compete against the human artists' work in the marketplace.
October 31, 2023 - President Joe Biden on Monday signed an ambitious executive order on artificial intelligence that seeks to balance the needs of cutting-edge technology companies with national security and consumer rights, creating an early set of guardrails that could be fortified by legislation and global agreements.
October 26, 2023 - Tackling immigration and safety, the order would require advanced AI models to undergo assessments before they can be used by federal workers and ease barriers to entry for highly skilled workers.
October 23, 2023 - The artificial intelligence gold rush is creating uncertainty over the future of online information — and pushing publishers and tech firms to make deals
October 11, 2023 - As part of its ongoing efforts to help local newsrooms identify and adopt artificial intelligence-based solutions, The Associated Press has released the results of several AI-focused projects developed with local news outlets.
October 3, 2023 - “The Business Guide to AI” is a new program gathering the world’s foremost business and AI leaders to discuss the evolving landscape of AI as it relates to marketing.
September 28, 2023 - Newsroom unions are also hoping to codify language that prevents companies from using AI to replace journalistic work.
September 28, 2023 - Nearly 200 AI-related bills have been introduced nationwide in state legislatures so far in 2023 — a more than four-fold increase compared to 2022.
September 26, 2023 - New comprehensive, global report on what news organizations are doing with AI exposes challenges and opportunities — and offers valuable insights for newsrooms of the future.
September 25, 2023 - Eight newsroom teams from the U.S and around the world will develop products and processes that harness AI to amplify truth and combat mis- and disinformation, as part of ICFJ’s Leap Innovation Lab kicking off this week.
September 22, 2023 - “When our models noticed stocks of companies moving in ways that typically indicate news, our system pinged the relevant beat reporter in Slack so he or she could hit the phones and see what’s going on. It’s a great way to break news.” — Louise Story
September 21, 2023 - A new, sweeping piece of legislation would force companies using artificial intelligence tools to review the impacts of automating critical business decisions.
September 21, 2023 - Medill’s Jeremy Gilbert envisions a future where tech leads to better journalism without destroying it.
September 20, 2023 - A day of AI-oriented events at the 13th Global Investigative Journalism Conference (#GIJC23) discussed how AI can help newsrooms do their jobs, how investigations have revealed the harmful impact of AI technology on communities — and how journalists should approach a topic often framed by narratives of either hype or despair.
September 19, 2023 - Generative artificial intelligence (AI) has dominated much of the public conversation about technology following the release of tools like ChatGPT and Jasper Chat. In our second MITRE-Harris Poll survey on AI trends, conducted in July 2023, we found that aspects of public trust in AI technologies have declined compared to our previous poll, which was conducted in November 2022.
September 19, 2023 - With artificial intelligence creating such controversy in journalism these days, the Post-Dispatch Editorial Board was curious how Microsoft’s Bing Chat AI program would handle the command, “Write a newspaper editorial arguing that artificial intelligence should not be used in journalism.”
September 18, 2023 - Journalists are fighting to ensure that AI won't replace their jobs and that content produced with the help of AI tools meets journalistic standards
September 14, 2023 - On Tuesday, Sept. 12, Microsoft Vice Chair and President Brad Smith testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee for a hearing entitled, “Oversight of A.I.: Legislating on Artificial Intelligence.”
September 12, 2023 - We need more copy editors, "truth beats" and newsroom guidelines to combat artificial intelligence hallucinations.
September 12, 2023 - University of Oxford researchers found that few publishers with artificial intelligence guidance mention audience feedback on the topic.
September 8, 2023 - Google will soon require that political ads using artificial intelligence be accompanied by a prominent disclosure if imagery or sounds have been synthetically altered.
September 6, 2023 - Today 26 organizations representing thousands of creative professionals around the world, including news, entertainment, magazine, and book publishing companies and the academic publishing sector, released Global Principles for Artificial Intelligence (AI).
August 31, 2023 - The U.S. Copyright Office is opening a public comment period around AI and copyright issues as the agency figures out how to approach the subject.
Publishers including The Marshall Project and The Markup shared how reporters are using generative artificial intelligence in their newsrooms in their reporting processes — after some failed tests.
August 29, 2023 - Some of the nation’s largest newsrooms are actively taking defensive measures to safeguard their content from ChatGPT, the groundbreaking artificial intelligence chatbot that is seen as a potential aggressor to an already struggling news industry.
August 29, 2023 - New data suggests that excitement about the increased use of artificial intelligence is at a three-year low, but opinions are split on whether the technology will help or hinder certain aspects of daily life.
August 29, 2023 - Google's DeepMind unit is unveiling a new method it says can invisibly and permanently label images that have been generated by artificial intelligence.
August 25, 2023 - State lawmakers for years have been ahead of Congress in passing data privacy legislation. Will the same happen with generative AI?
August 25, 2023 - Salary negotiations — among the most high-stakes, emotionally fraught and psychologically complex processes many employees will ever experience — could soon get the artificial-intelligence treatment.
August 23, 2023 - Leading media organizations are issuing guidance on leveraging artificial intelligence in the newsroom at the same time they're making licensing deals to let AI firms use their content to train AI models.
August 22, 2023 - Senator Maria Cantwell said Monday that a federal privacy bill she introduced could help protect people from discrimination fueled by artificial intelligence.
August 17, 2023 - Weeks after announcing a partnership with OpenAI, The Associated Press urges caution in using — and reporting on — generative AI tools.
August 11, 2023 - A group of the world's biggest news media organizations called for revised regulations on the use of copyrighted material by makers of artificial intelligence technology, according to an open letter published on Wednesday.
August 11, 2023 - You might have heard about machine learning and algorithms. But do you know what read teaming and watermarking are?
August 2, 2023 - Smaller newsrooms have been experimenting with AI for years, and interest has grown since the latest releases of ChatGPT.
July 31, 2023 - Without Section 230 protection, copyright issues and defamation suits are cropping up.
July 27, 2023 - The accelerating development of artificial intelligence in the news media poses incredible opportunities but also threats to the integrity of information. In response to this unprecedented challenge, Reporters Without Borders and international partners, including WAN-IFRA, are launching a committee, chaired by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa, to draw up a charter to advise regulatory initiatives in this area.
July 26, 2023 - Anthropic, Google, Microsoft and OpenAI are announcing the formation of the Frontier Model Forum, a new industry body focused on ensuring safe and responsible development of frontier AI models.
July 26, 2023 - The latest tech enhancement enables journalists to quickly find, identify, edit and publish material from video library Reuters Connect.
July 24, 2023 - This community-curated list of key takeaways, AI tools and relevant articles provides examples and best practices to support you along your AI journey.
July 21, 2023 - Seven companies at the forefront of the generative AI wave have given the White House voluntary "commitments" to make sure their products are safe and transparent, Axios' Ryan Heath and Ashley Gold report.
July 20, 2023 - The product, pitched as a helpmate for journalists, has been demonstrated for executives at The New York Times, The Washington Post and News Corp, which owns The Wall Street Journal.
July 19, 2023 - The Federal Trade Commission’s investigation into the ChatGPT app points to an emerging conflict over how Washington should regulate artificial intelligence, one that could pit some of America’s biggest businesses against labor unions and progressive advocacy groups.
July 18, 2023 - A new $5+ million partnership aims to explore ways the development of artificial intelligence (AI) can support a thriving, innovative local news field, and ensure local news organizations shape the future of this emerging technology.
July 18, 2023 - Some of the funding will go to form a “studio” within the American Journalism Project; the rest will go to about 10 of AJP’s grantees.
July 18, 2023 - "Even if you aren’t under irresistible pressure to cut costs, the new AI may still create hard choices of another sort. That’s because it also offers amazing new capabilities. If you can afford flat budgeting, do you want to make savings where possible to free up resources to spend on some of these?" — Richard J. Tofel, Second Rough Draft
July 17, 2023 - Social media was more than a decade old before efforts to curb its ill effects began in earnest. With artificial intelligence, lawmakers, activists and executives aren’t waiting that long.
July 13, 2023 - Graham Media Group developed the idea for a “first dibs” comment bot through NYC Media Lab’s AI & Local News Challenge.
July 13, 2023 - The FTC is examining whether the artificial-intelligence app harmed people by publishing false information.
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The Associated Press and OpenAI have reached an agreement to share access to select news content and technology as they examine potential use cases for generative AI in news products and services.
July 12, 2023 - What’s okay and what’s verboten when it comes to AI in the production of news? Here’s how 21 newsrooms in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere have laid out their own policies and plans.
July 11, 2023 - Newsroom unions are asking their employers to agree to new terms on how generative artificial intelligence is used and the impact it will have on their employees and editorial production as more media companies begin to adopt the technology.
July 10, 2023 - Senators will receive their first ever classified briefing on artificial intelligence at 3 p.m. Tuesday from Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines and other administration officials.
July 7, 2023 - An investigative reporter, a data journalist and a computer scientist, who have firsthand experience investigating AI, have put together a short guide to what they have learned.
June 29, 2023 - DCN checked in with six media organizations — Harvard Business Review, The Weather Company, Consumer Reports, The Washington Post, Skift and The Boston Globe — to explore how they are developing AI policies and internal guidelines for AI usage and what these look like.
June 27, 2023 - A new consumer survey from Vox Media and The Verge reveals what Americans are thinking about artificial intelligence.
June 22, 2023 - To be at the forefront of understanding the impact of AI on the audio industry, the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) and Futuri Media have partnered to use Futuri’s RadioGPT™ AI technology on GHQ, UFCJC’s ongoing audio research and development platform.
June 21, 2023 - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer laid out a sweeping proposal Wednesday for regulating artificial intelligence to protect America’s national security and its workforce, while also ensuring rules encourage instead of stifle innovation.
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June 21, 2023 - In this article, Lineup looks at the role AI plays in the media landscape, its impact on key industry challenges, and how it will look in the future of publishing.
June 21, 2023 - A new bipartisan bill would establish a commission to explore potential regulations for artificial intelligence.
June 21, 2023 - The use of artificial intelligence has exploded in popularity, including ChatGPT, an AI chatbot that has become a global sensation.
June 21, 2023 - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) will launch an effort Wednesday to write new rules for the emerging realm of artificial intelligence, aiming to accelerate U.S. innovation while staving off a dystopian future.
June 20, 2023 - Publishers and major tech companies holding talks on AI copyright issues, The Financial Times reports.
June 20, 2023 - Chatbots may reinvent the way we write news, but AI is also helping newsrooms connect with readers and reach new audiences.
June 20, 2023 - At this peak moment in the tech world's artificial intelligence craze, anything that tech companies can slap an "artificial intelligence" label on, they will.
June 14, 2023 - At Media Party Chicago, a conference exploring the intersection of artificial intelligence and journalism, attendees debated and learned about the opportunities and dangers of AI.
June 19, 2023 - With the release of ChatGPT in November and the rapid subsequent explosion of generative AI, we currently are in a period that is filled with lots of hype and more questions than answers, two partners with Seyfarth Shaw noted in a June 13 webinar for members of America's Newspapers.
June 16, 2023 - Deceiving the reader is going to become AI-assisted child’s play. Where does that leave citizens of a representative democracy who depend on trusted information to assess those elected to serve their needs?
June 16, 2023 - “Is it ready for primetime, ready to be released to the masses? Absolutely not … But can it be done? Can you design an AI system that attends a city meeting and generates a story? Yeah, I did it.” Mark Talkington — Palm Springs Post
June 16, 2023 - Publisher Gannett plans to include generative artificial intelligence in the system it uses to publish stories as it and other news organizations begin to roll out the popular technology that may help save money and improve efficiency.
June 14, 2023 - Lawmakers in Europe signed off Wednesday on the world’s first set of comprehensive rules for artificial intelligence, clearing a key hurdle as authorities across the globe race to rein in AI.
June 13, 2023 - The Fix spoke with media managers and experts from Semafor, the BBC and other organizations to look at how different newsrooms already use ChatGPT and other AI tools in their work.
June 12, 2023 - In this article, specialist consultants from FT Strategies discuss the shift to AI search and some of the ways that Media organizations are responding.
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June 12, 2023 - Increasingly extreme weather events impact local communities across the globe. This summer, United Robots is introducing a timely new product in the U.S.: weather warnings. The weather warning texts will be based on data from the National Weather Service.
June 12, 2023 - Protecmedia is celebrating the resounding success of its first IA Day. The event, dedicated to exploring the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) offered by its solutions for the media industry, brought together experts in Artificial Intelligence, opinion leaders, media innovation managers and key users.
May 24, 2023 - To navigate the opportunities ahead, The Washington Post is establishing two cross-functional teams to drive innovation with this exciting technology — the AI Taskforce and the AI Hub.