Gustavo Mello, leader of the AI Lab, talks to a crowd on the SKUP 2022 conference.

NordSTAR and the AI Lab discuss how AI can contribute to journalism

On Friday, the 1st of April, we organised a panel at the SKUP 2022 conference together with the Department of Journalism and Media Studies.

The panel titled “two hours with AI” was intended to give journalists and editors the chance to learn about the opportunities within the use of AI in journalism.

The session started off with a talk by Gustavo Mello, leader of the AI Lab, on what AI can do for journalism. Gustavo has, together with Professor Roy Krøvel from the Department of Journalism and Media Studies, initiated a collaboration between the media and researchers on artificial intelligence.

One of the projects that has derived from this initiative is a collaboration with Faktisk.no. Faktisk.no launched a new department called “Faktisk Innsikt”, where researchers from the AI Lab will contribute with analytical tools for fact checking and other investigative methods.

More information on this collaboration is found in this article.

Yuri Kasahara from the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR) presented a mapping of hate speech against Muslims in social media, a collaboration with Anis Yazidi from NordSTAR and Anne Birgitta Nilsen from the Department of International Studies and Interpreting at OsloMet.

The panel ended with Daniel Thilo Schröder from Simula Research Laboratory giving a talk on how AI tools can be used to understand the spreading of fake news.

His research on this has resulted in a paper titled “The connectivity network underlying the German's Twittersphere: a testbed for investigating information spreading phenomena”, published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, together with Pedro Lind from NordSTAR.

More information on the paper is available in this article.

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    Daniel Thilo Schröder, Postdoctoral fellow, Simula Research Laboratory (simula.no).

    Published: 05/04/2022 | Maria Normann