How the Quartz AI studio helps journalists write stories
Marcela Kunova of Journalism.co.uk writes about how the Quartz artificial intelligence studio is helping reporters use machine learning to write better stories.
Kunova writes, “The good news is that machine-learning tools available via the platform can help journalists analyse data even if they have no coding or maths skills.
“Keefe explained that computers can help journalists with various tasks, such as categorising (for example marking messages as ‘important’ or ‘spam’). Machines are also better at spotting patterns within huge datasets whether these are words, numbers or pictures. Finally, artificial intelligence comes with some capability to make predictions based on what happened in the past.
“‘Machine learning can help solve these problems and Quartz tries to bring these solutions to smaller newsrooms that often haven’t got resources to do this themselves,’ said Keefe.
“‘Many journalists don’t even recognise what stories could benefit from machine learning. And when they do, they often wonder how to go about it.'”
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