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States fill the AI legislation void left by Congress

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.

Six steps toward an AI strategy for news — and other findings from Generating Change report

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.

Global newsroom teams will harness AI to counter misinformation

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 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 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.
Additional industry news about AI
September 28, 2023 - Newsroom unions are also hoping to codify language that prevents companies from using AI to replace journalistic work.
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 - Medill’s Jeremy Gilbert envisions a future where tech leads to better journalism without destroying it.
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.