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WebSci21: Spotlight panel 4

AI, Media and the Future of News on the Web

Chair, Matthew Weber will lead panellists, Andrea Guzman, Cameron Hickey, Rory Cellan-Jones, and Amanda Stent to discuss the new affordances and capabilities as well as new risks and challenges that are confronting news media through the increasing levels of automation, filtering, and the use of AI in a modern Web context.


This panel will tackle the ambitious challenge of examining the intersection of emerging artificial intelligence (AI) technology and the production of news media in an online environment. The assembled panellists represent a diverse range of perspectives, from industry to academia, and an array of professional backgrounds.

The speakers on this panel will address critical questions about how tools for automation and AI impact the production of news media, how an increasing reliance on technology has affected the battle against misinformation, and how COVID-19 and shifts to alternative work arrangements has impacted news media production in this context. Panellists will also examine the specific technologies that are changing the production of news today, delving into the technical challenges facing modern newsrooms.



About the Video Vault Series

In partnership with the ACM we are pleased to be able to release a series of videos from the most recent Web Science Conference (ACM WebSci’21) that were previously only available to attendees of the conference. The series will be released fortnightly and will include a selection of Keynote talks and Spotlight panel discussions.

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