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A closer look at how the developing trend of Artificial Intelligence journalism will impact the way the media functions

Dr Mohamed Abdulzaher

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Media Consultant at UAE Government Communication Office.

Media Consultant at UAE Government Communication Office.

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Humanoid Sophia attends an event. File.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) journalism, as I previously explained, concentrates on “a new media era combined with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) techniques to create new media tools, coin more influential media content, maintain the diversity of the audience and meet all of their ambitions, and make channels to exchange views and reactions interactively over 24-hours daily. With Artificial Intelligence journalism, the world will turn from a Small Village on a micro-screen.”

The role of Artificial Intelligence Journalism is represented in 4 main themes: Creating Tools, Content Coining, Audience Diversity, and Continuing Reactions. Looking to the new tools in Artificial Intelligence journalism, the media will rely entirely on the techniques of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). More than 15 of new of 4IR techniques will form the artificial intelligence Journalism.

It is wrong to link Artificial Intelligence journalism with a single technology such as “Robot journalism “, they are completely different from each other. What we see today, the dependence on “robot” in editorial halls or media institutions is less than 5% of the Artificial Intelligence Journalism.

There are Open Data Journalism, Big Data Journalism, Blockchain Journalism, Cloud Computing Journalism, and other tools that will form the Artificial Intelligence journalism era.

How will artificial intelligence journalism affect the world? There are 10 effects that Artificial Intelligence journalism will have on the world, and will contribute in making big changes in the structure of the media.

1: Development in the robot industry and the techniques of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). As the robot get into all stages of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) journalism industry, it is expected that the number of robots in the media structure will reach more than 50 million “mobile robots” by 2030.

Besides this “stable robots” will replace current computers, control the external and internal Internet networks of many media institutions, satellites, government communications, Big and Open Data.

2: Hastening communication between human beings and the surrounding technological tools. Contrary to the rumour that there will be strong competition between humans and machines as a result of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, 4IR and AI journalism will increase the harmony and integration between the human and surrounding machines. The Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies drive the world to high levels of economic, social and human development, to find solutions to human challenges, such as raising health care levels, solutions to climate change, introducing new technologies to overcome diseases and raising quality of life.

3: Creating international awareness and cooperation on the importance and seriousness of the media in making big changes. Where the media moves from being a tool in the hands of institutions or organisations, or certain governments to individuals or individual entities who can have access to the most accurate information and contribute to the destabilization of some countries or large institutions, which will help in the seriousness of the media and help push for more international coordination and cooperation.

4: Strengthening the media force in reaching the local audience and mobilising their views, where space is crowded with thousands of satellites controlled by people and small enterprises. Here Artificial Intelligence journalism can reach the local audience in the smallest cities and villages and broadcast content via micro-screens, available to everyone at the lowest prices.

5: Strong competition between governments, private companies and individuals in the media industry. The power of individuals to possess the tools of artificial intelligence journalism will create fierce competition between them, the governments and private companies. A competition, that will not depend on the financial potential as much as it will depend on the audience and technological tools ownership.

6: The complete absence of the term of international media. In Artificial Intelligence journalism there is no international media, the whole world is on micro-screen.

7: The absence of the influence of social media with the emergence of “AI Social Media”. In artificial intelligence journalism, social media will disappear and the media of Artificial Intelligence will appear which will be “faster and more accessible to the audience”.

8: The emergence of giant media companies surpassing Google, Microsoft and Amazon in capital, which will depend only on exporting techniques of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the media industry.

9: The emergence of new technologies in the Artificial Intelligence journalism, which will specialize in the production and help the continuous interaction between man and machine.

10: The emergence of human media, which will contribute in addressing the issues of humanity as an effective partner, dependent on the techniques of the 4IR.



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