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How AI is transforming the news industry

June 26, 2020


For many of us the term ‘artificial intelligence’ (AI) still belongs in the realms of science-fiction and brings to mind the domineering Skynet in the Terminator films or the malevolent Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

A recent Press Gazette poll asking readers if they think AI robots are a threat to journalism or an opportunity found the majority (69%) of more than 1,200 voters saw AI as a threat.

But while what is known as “artificial general intelligence” – machines akin or superior to human intelligence – does not yet exist and may never be fully realised, AI tools are already in use in the news industry today.