At the “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Journalism” conference, the importance of legislation and supervision of the use of these data was emphasized.
Now, artificial intelligence has become a reality in organizations and media, but it cannot be superimposed on journalism. It must be legislated and verified. Experts who attended this Wednesday’s “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Journalism” conference defended this .
“I think artificial intelligence is a means, not an end. In all this, there must be a human level and a journalist. There is no machine that can replace journalists.” Lusa’s information director defended, participating. The meeting’s Luísa Meireles (Luísa Meireles) was organized under the auspices of the Portuguese President of the Council of the European Union.
As Director Lusa defended, artificial intelligence (AI) can manage countless data, but journalists must “further” examine the information.
Luísa Meireles (Luísa Meireles) also emphasized that the responsibilities of public services have increased, that in Portugal, “from the point of view of the media, this is a major crisis”.
Luísa Meireles recalled that the news agency was working with “start-ups” (companies with rapid economic growth potential) and other organizations to develop a set of tools, such as “fake news” (false information), which would be made available to the public for free.
“In cooperation with the National Cyber Security Center, we provide online courses for Internet informed citizens on our website. The idea is to continue this activity in multiple areas and allow any citizen to use these tools for free in normal life and reading. He pointed out.
At the same meeting, BBC News editor Rebecca Skippage recalled that artificial intelligence has been used by journalists for more than two decades. He pointed out that although many opportunities have been introduced, it is still necessary Monitor it.
“At the BBC, we have not yet reached the level we want, but this is [IA] This is an area that needs more research and monitoring. “
“People will feel the value that this brings. These machines are great, but they are not the best […].Adapt to reality [ao jornalismo] He added that it is very difficult based on the idea of diversified value, not just “clicking”.
For Liz Corbin, deputy media director and information director of the European Broadcasting Union, she believes there is a need for joint work between public services and artificial intelligence.
He emphasized: “Open public services are very important, and open methods of artificial intelligence are also very important.”
Liz Corbin also said that the European Broadcasting Union is developing many projects in this area, one of which is related to the sharing of digital content through various media organizations in Europe.
Guy Berger, director of strategy and policy in the field of communication and information at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), said that when the organization started working in the digital field 20 years ago, the goal was to combine ” fourth [jornalismo] And the fifth force [digital]”.
Guy Berger also pointed out that today’s journalism relies heavily on advertising, which weakens the industry and goes against its purpose.