The news industry is talking about AI. This is unsurprising, because AI models like ChatGPT seem to be capable of automating many of the cognitive tasks that underpin journalistic workflows, and those models seem to be steadily improving.
There is a sense that news may be on the cusp of great change, and that some of what is traditional and familiar in journalism may be subsumed into new, more automated ways of gathering, producing, distributing and consuming news.
As news producers learn about and experiment with AI, their early projects and prototypes tend to focus on opportunities that are well understood and that offer early returns on investment. These generally involve the automation of existing tasks within existing workflows, and essentially help to make the existing process of news production more efficient.
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