How to report better on artificial intelligence


In the past few months we have been deluged with headlines about new AI tools and how much they are going to change society. 

Some reporters have done amazing work holding the companies developing AI accountable, but many struggle to report on this new technology in a fair and accurate way.  

We — an investigative reporter, a data journalist, and a computer scientist — have firsthand experience investigating AI. We’ve seen the tremendous potential these tools can have — but also their tremendous risks. 

As their adoption grows, we believe that, soon enough, many reporters will encounter AI tools on their beat, so we wanted to put together a short guide to what we have learned.  

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