will take part in the panel discussion "Maschinen berichten. Wohin führt uns die algorithmische Textproduktion? [Machines Report. Where Does Algorithmic Text Production Take Us?]" at this year’s "taz lab" on the topic "Wie wir arbeiten wollen. Die Zukunft der Arbeit [How We Want to Work. The Future of Work]". He will discuss this topic with Saim Alkan, the CEO of AX Semantics, a provider for automated reporting, and Stefanie Zenke, head of the department ‘Multimedia Reports’ at Stuttgarter Zeitung. João da Mata, editorial department taz lab, and Tanja Tricarico, editor of taz, will host this panel discussion.
Whether in the sports or businness section – more and more often texts appear in newspapers that are not written by journalists but by algorithms. How do such automatically generated news influence our media coverage? And what are the risks and opportunities of this? Nowadays, algorithms are able to translate texts automatically from large information pools into journalistic language – and that much faster than human narrators would be able to. The difference between texts written by humans and those written by machines is hardly recognisable for readers. However, do automated text comply with journalistic duty of care? And is robot journalism the future?
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