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Saturday, September 9 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
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The rise of robots, chatbots and numerous forms of artificial intelligence is transforming industries — and it has now advanced enough to set off alarms in newsrooms and classrooms alike with the evolution of so-called “automated journalism. With the advent of sites like ChatGPT, generative AI content has already crept into beats including sports, business and real estate and has the potential to encroach into how journalists report and edit breaking news, entertainment, lifestyle features and more. This session will examine the practical, ethical and creative implications of AI-generated news “coverage” and will address concerns about disseminating potential misinformation created by AI.  It will include real-time demonstrations of what CAN be done with AI sites — that is, what can be “written” in seconds, on a hypothetical breaking-news deadline — that will also question whether they actually SHOULD be done. Sure, we’re fascinated by it — but should we be frightened instead?

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Arlyn Gajilan

Digital News Director, Reuters
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Eric Hegedus

Deputy Lifestyle Editor, New York Post
Eric Hegedus is a deputy lifestyle editor at the New York Post. He previously was associate digital entertainment editor and a producer/designer at the publication, where he has worked since 2005. Before that Eric was a designer and photo editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer and, prior... Read More →
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Ina Fried

Chief Technology Correspondent, Axios
Ina Fried is the chief technology correspondent at Axios, and co-author of its daily tech newsletter, AI+Before joining Axios, Fried was a senior editor at Recode, where she covered mobile and served as producer of the Code/Mobile series of conferences. Prior to Recode, Ina covered... Read More →
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Erin Coyle

Associate Professor of Journalism, Temple University
Erin K. Coyle is an associate professor of journalism and journalism department director of undergraduate studies in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. She became interested in researching journalism ethics, press freedom, access issues and privacy... Read More →

Saturday September 9, 2023 5:15pm - 6:15pm EDT
Congress B (4th Floor)