Robot Reporters, Artificial Intelligence, and Augmented Reality

Robot reporters aren’t coming for all of your jobs just yet. But, it’s important to understand how automation is affecting journalism now. Instead of being scared of this inevitable innovation, you should learn how to use automation to make your job more efficient. Automated data analysis may give you more time to delve deeper and report on context.

Some TV news stations are already starting to incorporate pieces of augmented reality and 3D onto their sets to help visualize stories like this one:

USF’s Innovative Education department is using augmented reality to tell engaging stories like this:

This visual AR is just the beginning. Some stations are using new technologies to program “robots” to write news articles.

Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab, spoke at the Seoul Digital Forum in Oct. 2015.

Additional Resources:

The Anatomy of a Robot Journalist

Download AP’s full report: ap_insights_the_future_of_augmented_journalism

Feature image courtesy: Digiday


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