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Newspaper conglomerate Gannett is adding AI-generated summaries to the top of its articles

May 17, 2024 - Journalists participating in the pilot program will use AI to produce bulleted “key points” of their story.

Gannett’s new contract language around AI unsettles local union

May 14, 2024 - In recent contract negotiations with parent company Gannett, a local newsroom union is fighting over the extent to which generative AI will be used for news content generation.

Web publishers brace for carnage as Google adds AI answers

The tech giant is rolling out AI-generated answers that displace links to human-written websites, threatening millions of creators.
February 8, 2024 - Google is joining Microsoft, Meta and Adobe in supporting a standard for labeling media that can describe who created an image or video, when and how it was created, and the credibility of its source, the company announced Feb. 8.
January 26, 2023 - Can a federal court actually order the destruction of ChatGPT? And second, if it can, will it?
Additional industry news about AI
May 13, 2024 - AP has updated its guidance on the use of generative AI in the news report to allow for some experimentation around the use of the technology in specific use cases.
May 8, 2024 - AI is disrupting the local news industry: Will it unlock growth or be an existential threat?
April 26, 2024 - AI is impacting the local news environment at a rapid speed.  During a talk at the 2024 Mega-Conference, Jeremy Gilbert, professor and Knight Chair in Digital Media Strategy at Medill, Northwestern University, highlighted the potential for AI to transform the news industry, enhance performance and maintain trust.
March 28, 2024 - Overall, 54% of Americans say artificial intelligence programs that generate text and images, like ChatGPT and DALL-E, need to credit the sources they rely on to produce their responses. A much smaller share (14%) says the programs don’t need to credit sources, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. About a third say they’re not sure on this question.
March 25, 2024 - Until we create standards around artificial intelligence — even though it’s early in the game — we are holding back innovation.
February 28, 2024 - OpenAI has asked a federal judge to dismiss parts of the New York Times' copyright lawsuit against it, arguing that the newspaper "hacked" its chatbot ChatGPT and other artificial-intelligence systems to generate misleading evidence for the case.
February 28, 2024 - The artificial intelligence start-up argued that its online chatbot, ChatGPT, is not a substitute for a New York Times subscription.
February 21, 2024 - The bipartisan coalition of lawmakers is aimed at formalizing an ongoing congressional effort to regulate emerging artificial intelligence technology.
February 21, 2024 - The Associated Press will expand its coverage of artificial intelligence and bring training to global newsrooms on how to cover AI across every beat with funding from the Omidyar Network and the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation.