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AI’s Impact on Journalism

AI comments on AI, along with some great AI movies

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Turning things on their heads is something we like to do here at Talking Glass Media in Prescott Valley.  We wanted to share with our readers what would an AI (artificial intelligence) chatbot like ChatGPT by the company OpenAI would say if we asked it How will AI impact journalism? Before we share that answer, here’s some introductory information on ChatGPT and the company OpenAI.

According to the OpenAI website, “OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company. Our mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity… Our mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence—AI systems that are generally smarter than humans—benefits all of humanity….We are governed by a nonprofit and our unique capped-profit model drives our commitment to safety. This means that as AI becomes more powerful, we can redistribute profits from our work to maximize the social and economic benefits of AI technology.”

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So, how will ChatGPT answer the question, “How will AI Impact Journalism?

  • Note: This article was written in 15 minutes using ChatGPT. We wrote the first (2) paragraphs and the last paragraph with the 3 AI movie suggestions.

Here is ChatGPT’s answer:

AI has already begun to impact journalism in various ways, and this trend is likely to continue and intensify in the future. Here are some areas where AI is expected to have a significant impact:

Automated Reporting: AI can generate news stories from structured data. For example, templates can be created to report on financial earnings or sports results, which AI can then populate with the relevant numbers. This automation can free up human journalists to focus on more complex stories.

Data Analysis: AI tools can analyze vast amounts of data to identify trends, correlations, and outliers that might be relevant to journalists. These tools can do this work far faster and more accurately than humans, enabling journalists to uncover stories they might not otherwise find.

Verification: With the rise of deepfakes and other forms of digital deception, AI tools are being developed to help journalists verify the authenticity of images, videos, and other forms of media. These tools can help journalists navigate the increasingly complex landscape of digital misinformation.

Personalization: AI can help to tailor news content to individual readers based on their interests, reading habits, and other factors. This can help to increase engagement and keep readers coming back for more.

News Gathering: AI can assist in gathering news from various sources including social media, blogs, forums, and other sources. This can greatly enhance a journalist’s ability to gather information and stay updated with the latest happenings.

Fact-checking: AI can help automate the fact-checking process, which is becoming increasingly important in the era of “fake news.” By cross-referencing information with reliable sources, AI can help ensure the accuracy of news reporting.

While these are significant benefits, there are also important ethical considerations and potential downsides to consider. AI could potentially displace some journalists from their jobs, particularly those involved in more routine, data-heavy reporting. There’s also the risk that AI-generated news could be manipulated for propaganda or misinformation purposes. And there are questions about how the use of AI for personalization could lead to echo chambers, where people are only exposed to news that reinforces their existing beliefs.

Finally, there’s the question of transparency and accountability. If a news story is generated by an AI, who is responsible for its accuracy? These and other questions will need to be addressed as AI continues to play a larger role in journalism. [end ChatGPT answer on how AI will impact journalism]

So there you have it. What an artificial chatbot like ChatGPT by OpenAI thinks of the impact AI will have on journalism. What do you think of this most recent proliferation of AI in our society? This is just the beginning… We should mention that AI fixes and improves itself along the way…

Of course, you can also listen to this entire article on the SignalsAZ podcast which is “text-to-speech” service generated by machine learning speech-generating software. Talking Glass Media (owner of ) was the first publisher in the region to adopt this technology.

Speaking of AI, have you seen these top (scary) movies on AI?

I Am Mother

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I, Robot

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Ex Machina

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