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| EPISODE 8

Innovation

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are important allies when it comes to media production, but are they also becoming competitors? What are the technical and editorial initiatives of media organisations today?
28 October 2020
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Created by
Sowt
Inkyfada Podcast
Directing
Ridha Hariri
Directed by
Rana Daoud
Montage
Andhouni Hana
Illustration
Marwen Ben Mustapha

In the eighth episode of Indymedia, Rana Daoud questions how artificial intelligence systems function in the media today. Will the automated systems that are being developed really be able to replace journalists? And how will media outlets harness this technological progress for more innovative content creation and management?

According to some of our guest contributors, artificial intelligence could indeed replace certain jobs and professions, but could possibly create a number of new job opportunities at the same time.

Meanwhile, Microsoft announced its intention to dispense with 50 content creators on their MSN site, to be replaced with automated systems that the company believes to be capable of performing the same tasks.

For example, the selection of news articles and the way they are published on the website could be automated. The media outlets and their employees are therefore increasingly forced to consider the future and what it will mean for their profession.

 Episode guests, in order of appearance:     

Harmoun Hamia, Editor-in-Chief at rehlamag.com.

Ramsey Tesdell, Co-Founder and Executive Director of  Sowt.

Samia Ayech, Journalism Trainer at Sayich.

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