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Synthetic Media: AI and Journalism

Season 4: Episode 6

Of all the industries that AI is reshaping, perhaps none is as concerning as journalism, with its already complicated relationship with objectivity and bias, and the role technology plays in its dissemination and curation. What does it mean when the press we depend on is actually a synthetic amalgam of human and machine, using AI to create its words and images and shape its workflows, ethics, and intellectual property?

In today’s episode, Professor Mike Ananny joins to unpack these complex issues, explain the study he collaborated on with Knowing Machines team member Jake Karr, and help think through our relationship with journalism even before AI complicated everything.