Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly emerging as a disruptive technology worldwide. With the advent of a variety of AI tools like ChatGPT, newsrooms have a unique opportunity to experiment and find ways these tools might be useful in their work. In July 2023, ONA hosted a virtual meetup to share practical examples of AI use in journalism, guidelines for implementation and approachable ways to get started, with a focus on local newsrooms.
Meetup moderator Aimee Rinehart, senior product manager AI strategy at The Associated Press (AP), led a panel of experts through a discussion framing the state of AI in newsrooms. Participants then selected one of four breakout rooms to continue the conversation.