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Articles tagged generative AI (21)

“The coverage tends to be led by industry sources and often takes claims about what the technology can and can’t do, and might be able to do in the future, at face value in ways that contribute to the hype cycle.”
“Our research addresses deepfake detection algorithms’ fairness, rather than just attempting to balance the data. It offers a new approach to algorithm design that considers demographic fairness as a core aspect.”
The legacy publication is leaning on AI for video production, a new breaking news team, and first drafts of some stories.
“They are easier and cheaper to create than deepfake videos, and there are fewer contextual clues to detect with the naked eye.”
“Never get comfortable; always assume that the world is conspiring to take down the industry and that we will have to move heaven and earth to overcome those forces to blaze a path forward for quality journalism.”
“The ‘AI’ that dominates our collective imagination differs significantly from the technology at our fingertips. For most of us, this imagined technology is based more on the fiction of the last decades than reality. Journalism’s task, then, should be to bridge that gap.” Jonas Kaiser
“A key revenue source for the AI models is licensing their tools to companies and governments that insist on these models producing trustworthy information.” Gordon Crovitz
“Comparatively little of the attention around news and AI has focused on its impact on the future economic viability of our industry, and 2024 seems likely to be the year in which this changes.” Richard Tofel
“We already expect quite a lot from the public in terms of media literacy to be able to navigate the contemporary information environment; the use of these technologies in news adds a whole other layer to that.”
That an AI model was trained on copyrighted material does not make all of the model’s outputs a copyright violation.