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Friday, July 28 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Bots & Artificial Intelligence: Your Newsroom's New Ace Reporter?

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From the Los Angeles Times to Quartz to Mic, a wide range of media outlets are enlisting artificial intelligence (AI) in their newsgathering and storytelling. As bots evolve, learn more about how and why journalists are turning to AI for news discovery and distribution. What can your newsroom get out of using AI? Our panel of newsroom bot-builders and bot-users will tell you all about this emerging trend– and where it's headed.

Moderators
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Frank Bi

Editorial Engineer, The Verge / Vox Media
Frank Bi is a data journalist and engineer at The Verge, a technology news website operated by Vox Media that covers the intersection of technology, science, art and culture. He lives in New York City.

Speakers
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John Keefe

Bot Developer & Product Manager, Quartz
John Keefe is a developer in the Quartz Bot Studio, experimenting with conversational interfaces, tools and artificial intelligence. He is also the product manager for Quartz's mobile app. Keefe teaches at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and is author of "Family Projects for... Read More →
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Anne Li

Interactive Audio Producer, The Washington Post
Anne works on audio products for home-activated assistants at The Washington Post, which means she spends much of her time talking to robots like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. In the past, she's worked as a reporter for West Virginia Public Broadcasting and as a producer for NPR... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Commonwealth Hall C

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