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That’s the argument of the BBC’s Trushar Barot, who believes voice AI is the biggest technology revolution that the news industry is missing — and that it’s not too late to do something about it.
What seemed not long ago like science fiction is closer to becoming science fact. How will that change the ways in which we report, distribute, and consume the news?
“There’s a lesson to be learned here and it’s not about automation, but augmentation. Teaming up with AI, to become better, stronger, faster. To become a centaur.” Johannes Klingebiel
“We have to remember, as media, we are gatekeepers to people’s understanding of the modern world.”
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“The central challenge within news organizations is that there are immediate, acute problems — but reasonable solutions will require long-term investment in energy and capital.” Amy Webb