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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.
Just because people like to chat on their phones doesn’t mean they want to chat with you, news organizations.
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?
“The source of power is the people in the community volunteering to foster these sorts of conversations and have them be accessed by trusted local media partners.”
“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