Category: Bots

Bots and artificial intelligence arrive on the scene to help media engage with audiences

When it comes to including robots in journalism, the greatest fear revolves around how they will replace humans in their reporting. However, if there is something shared by speakers in the panel “Conversational journalism: how bots and artificial intelligence can get us there,” it’s that this technology was created to help journalists in their work …  Read More

Conversational journalism: ISOJ 2017 will discuss how bots and artificial intelligence are changing news delivery

During the 2016 election, New York Times political correspondent Nicholas Confessore sat at his desk scripting conversations with readers almost every day. His conversations were then plugged into The New York Times politics bot where readers could interact with “Nick” and follow his reporting through a series of prompted questions. Andrew Phelps (Courtesy photo) Over …  Read More

Bots and messaging applications continue to evolve, meeting the audience where they are, say experts at ISOJ panel

People in creative industries, including the news media, have become increasingly excited about the future of bots and messaging applications and how they might be used to meet audiences in the digital spaces where they spend their time, heard the audience at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday, April 16. Just the …  Read More

ISOJ panel to explore new tools for journalists: bots, drones, sensors and wearables

Drones are not just heavily discussed amongst government skeptics and human rights advocates anymore – their possible uses for storytelling are now being explored by journalists and will be a topic for discussion this April during the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), to take place on April 4-5 at the University of Texas …  Read More