Fri. Apr 19th, 2019

Google launches ‘Journalism AI’ project

Tech giant Google has initiated a project “Journalism AI” to focus on research and training on Artificial Intelligence for use by media persons in generating news stories. Google’s project is in partnership with Polis, the international journalism think-tank at the London School of Economics and Political Science. It is a part of Google News Initiative (GNI).

“As part of ‘Journalism AI’, next year, we’ll publish a global survey about how the media is currently using — and could further benefit from — this technology,” Google said in a statement.

“We’ll also collaborate with newsrooms and academic institutions to create a best practices handbook and produce free online training on how to use AI in the newsroom for journalists worldwide,” said Matt Cooke, Head of Partnerships and Training, Google News Lab.

Google has also introduced Google Earth Studio which is a new animation tool for Google Earth’s satellite and 3D imagery. This tool empowers graphics specialists with new ways to leverage Google Earth imagery for storytelling. “We’re inviting newsrooms around the world to start using the product for the first time,” said Google.

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