The latest research report from JournalismAI, a global initiative by Polis at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) supported by the Google News Initiative, explores how newsrooms are using artificial intelligence (AI) today. The report is based on a survey of 105 news organizations from 46 countries and highlights that 73% of respondents believe generative AI applications offer new opportunities for journalism. Around 85% of respondents have experimented with generative AI for tasks like writing code, image generation, and authoring summaries. However, concerns about the ethical implications of AI, such as bias and inaccuracy, were also recognized. The report emphasizes the challenges faced by newsrooms in the Global South, including language, infrastructure, and political barriers. Despite the challenges, 80% of respondents expect an increased use of AI in their newsrooms and believe this is an opportunity for journalists to focus on more “human” work with the support of AI. The report poses questions about the future of AI in journalism, including whether the reliance on generative AI technologies will become the industry norm.
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