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Google announces ‘Journalism AI’ project in partnership with Polis

Google announces 'Journalism AI' project in partnership with Polis 1

Google has now partnered with the Polis, the international journalism think tank at the London School of Economics and Political Science, to create the Artificial Intelligence for Journalism.

The new programme falls under the Google News Initiative, that will also help scribes in training and research in the newsroom and will focus on the intersection of the Journalism and Artificial Intelligence, the Google revealed in a post.

As a part of the programme, the company will also be going to release a survey next year which is showcasing how media organizations were now currently using the Artificial Intelligence and would also advise these organizations and how they can further exploit the emerging technology for the accurate and faster storytelling or reporting.

“We’ll also collaborate with newsrooms and academic institutions to create a best practices handbook and produce free online training on how to use AI in the newsroom for journalists worldwide,” Matt Cooke, head of partnerships and training, Google News Lab, said in the blog post.

The company also said that it would also help the organizations using Google Earth to devise the new ways of pushing out content.

“After testing with partners over the last two years, we’re introducing a new tool called Google Earth Studio, which is an animation tool for Google Earth’s satellite and 3D imagery,” Cooke said, adding that the tool can be used by graphic designers.

“We’ll continue these workshops, but to make them accessible to more people, we’re revamping our free online Training Centre. Our training on Google tools for journalists are now available in 16 languages—including Indonesian Bahasa, Thai and Turkish. We’ve also added an optional sign-in feature to help you track your own progress,” he said.

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