Artificial Intelligence & Journalism: Consequences and Opportunities in Emerging Tech

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium
140 Newhouse 3

Artificial intelligence is making its way from tech giants to media organizations. Magazines have launched chatbots, and daily news organizations use AI to automate articles about corporate earnings or baseball games. These panels will explore issues this nascent technology raises in journalism.

Friday, Nov. 2

10:30 a.m.
Research Presentation: Audience Segmentation and Predictive Audience Engagement
Newhouse Faculty and Tow Center Fellows: Joon Soo Lim, Regina Luttrell, Dennis Kinsey, Stephen Masiclat

11 a.m.
AI in the Newsroom
Clay Eltzroth (Bloomberg), Lisa Gibbs (AP), Rubina Fillion (The Intercept)
Moderator: Aileen Gallagher (Newhouse)

1 p.m.
Law & Ethics of AI
Nina Brown (Newhouse), Jared Schroeder (SMU), David Robinson (Upturn)

3 p.m.
Diversity, Inclusion & Bias in AI
Meredith Broussard (NYU), Rediet Abebe (Cornell), Daniel Acuña (iSchool)

Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) services will be available. 

Saturday, Nov. 3

9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Newhouse BotShop
More than 20 Newhouse students will compete to build a chatbot for prospective students. Teams will be judged by high school students from Jamesville Dewitt and Henninger. Winners will receive Amazon Echo Dot.

For more information, contact:
Aileen Gallagher
aegallag@syr.edu
315-443-2153