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Saturday, June 30 • 15:15 - 16:15
Artificial Intelligence in journalism: Do we need that? [E]

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After “Big Data”, Artificial Intelligence is the latest technology hype. While the topic slowly gains attention in mass media, also journalists make more and more use of AI. The list of examples, where a so-called artificial intelligence was employed, grows longer and longer: With an “intelligently” programmed algorithm, tedious parts of conventional  data research (e.g. data preprocessing) can be automated. Or stunning advances in the field, like facial recognition, can be demonstrated and explained to the readership.

In this panel, journalists and experts will tell where they have already used AI, where they faced challenges and where the journey might go – on the long run.

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Jannis Brühl

Ressortleiter Digital, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Jannis Brühl leitet das Digitalressort der Süddeutschen Zeitung. Studierte Politik und Amerikanistik in Erlangen und Portland/Oregon. Volontariat bei SZ.de, dann Mitarbeit im Wirtschaftsressort. 2013 Arthur-F.-Burns-Stipendiat in der Redaktion von ProPublica in New York. War bis... Read More →

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Peter Aldhous

Science journalist, BuzzFeed
Peter is a reporter on the science desk at BuzzFeed News, where he aims to bring a scientific perspective to a wide variety of beats, including law enforcement, national security, and gun safety.He got his start in journalism in 1989 as a reporter for Nature in London, fresh from a PhD in animal behavior... Read More →
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Elena Erdmann

Data Scientist, Zeit Online
In ihrer Promotion zwischen ZEIT ONLINE und der TU Darmstadt erforscht Elena Erdmann, wie Daten und maschinelles Lernen genutzt werden können, um bessere Geschichten zu erzählen. Davor studierte sie in Dortmund Informatik und Mathematik. Als Mitglied von Journocode genießt sie... Read More →
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Timo Grossenbacher

Data journalist, SRF Data
Timo Grossenbacher (1987) does data research, -analysis and -visualization for SRF Data, the data-driven journalism unit of Swiss Public Broadcast (SRF). Before that, he studied Geography and Computer Science at the University of Zurich and worked for the Zurich daily newspaper „Tages-Anzeiger... Read More →

Saturday June 30, 2018 15:15 - 16:15 BST