Artificial intelligence takes over newsroom

JX Press has designed a newsroom staffed by engineers and artificial intelligence instead of employing journalists.

According to Bloomberg, once the Japenese media firm finds news, it uses algorithms to create stories and filters out 99% of fake news stories.

The firm has developed a tool called NewsDigest – a free mobile news app which generates the firm’s advertising revenue, as well as filters fake news and finds breaking stories on social media programmes.

Fast Alert is another one of its products which analyses social media posts and photos to find Japan’s breaking news and reports major international developments that it deems as trustworthy.

The team consists of 24 people, of which 17 are engineers and the others are in relevant business functions, not journalists or reporters.

Written by Leah Alger