This high-level conference aims to raise awareness for the adoption of artificial intelligence AI in the future of journalism and news. The event debates AI in the production, distribution and consumption of news. The Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU organize the event to debate AI and the reflect on its impact on journalism in the digital era.
The Presidency will seek to identify the medium and long-term opportunities and risks and anticipate the challenges for public policies at the level of the EU and its Member States. The goal will thus be to contribute to the full realisation of AI’s potential with a view to sustaining a press that serves the public interest and empowers citizens.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and the future of journalism – Will AI take hold of the 4th estate?
Organisation: Ministry of Culture / Presidency of the Council of Ministers
The European Commission’s approach on Artificial Intelligence is one of excellence and trust. It deals with technological, ethical, legal and socio-economic aspects to boost EU’s research and industrial capacity and to put AI and robots at the service of European citizens and the economy.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an area of strategic importance and a key driver of economic development. It can bring solutions to many societal challenges from treating diseases to minimising the environmental impact of farming. However, socio-economic, legal and ethical impacts have to be carefully addressed.
It is essential to join forces in the European Union to stay at the forefront of this technology. If developed and used within an ecosystem of excellence and trust, European AI can be globally competitive while at the same time ensuring the respect of European values.
In its Strategy on Artificial Intelligence, the European Commission puts forward three strands that aim to:
- place Europe ahead of technological developments and encourage the uptake of AI by the public and private sectors
- prepare for socio-economic changes brought about by AI;
- ensure an appropriate ethical and legal framework.
The future of journalism with AI digital solutions
In automated future of journalism, also known as algorithmic journalism or robot journalism, news articles are generated by computer programs. Through artificial intelligence (AI) software, stories are produced automatically by computers rather than human reporters. These programs interpret, organize, and present data in human-readable ways.
The future of journalism involves data science and AI companies. Common topics include sports recaps, weather, financial reports, real estate analysis, and earnings reviews.
eudebates future of journalism
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