The advent of artificial intelligence has accelerated its use in various fields, including journalism.

JournalismAI has published a research report that features the perspective of “more than 120 editors, journalists, technologists, and media makers from 105 small and large newsrooms in 46 countries.” JournalismAI does not claim that the survey is representative of the entire global industry, but it can describe how the media market uses new technologies.

Among respondents, more than 75 percent used artificial intelligence in the chain of news gathering, production, and distribution. More than half cited increased efficiency and productivity as the reason for using it — ideally, AI can automate monotonous and repetitive tasks.

About one-third of respondents said they hoped that AI technologies would help them reach a wider audience, personalize the reading experience, and increase audience engagement.

At the same time, more than 60 percent of respondents were concerned about the ethical implications of integrating AI in terms of editorial quality and other aspects of journalism, such as accuracy, fairness, and transparency.

According to the survey, 90 percent of newsrooms are already using some form of artificial intelligence to produce news, 80 percent to distribute news, and 75 percent to gather news.

News gathering tasks include automatic encryption and translation, extracting text from images, analyzing web pages, or using automated summarization tools.

News production may include translating articles into other languages, proofreading, writing headlines, or full articles.

Distribution includes the use of AI-driven search engine optimization, as well as things like tailoring content to specific audiences.

While the majority of respondents are concerned about the implications of implementing AI tools, only about a third of them said their organization has an AI strategy in place or is currently developing one.

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