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AP to expand coverage of artificial intelligence

February 21, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

The Associated Press will expand its coverage of artificial intelligence and provide training to newsrooms on how to cover AI across every beat with funding from the Omidyar Network and the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation.

The two grants will give the global news organization an ability to produce investigations on the technology and add to the understanding of AI by both newsrooms and the public.

“Artificial intelligence technology is not only changing rapidly, but it’s increasingly part of every coverage area,” said Ron Nixon, AP vice president and head of investigations, enterprise, grants and partnerships, in a statement. “It’s crucial that news organizations large and small understand how to cover AI and its far-reaching impact. With this philanthropic support, we are looking forward to sharing our learnings with as many newsrooms as possible, while also bolstering AP’s own coverage of AI.”

In its reporting, AP will examine the power and influence of generative AI and algorithmic technologies through a series of deeply reported, narrative multi-format investigations.

The global news organization will develop and distribute customized training, as well as share best practices in covering AI, with small and emerging news outlets.

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