AI academy for small newsrooms launches by Google. The Google News Initiative (GNI) has established a training school for 20 media professionals. To learn how Artificial Intelligence (AI) may be use to assist their journalism. In an effort to help small media publishers find new audiences and generate more traffic to their content.
The training school will be launch in partnership with Polis, the journalism think tank at the London School of Economics. And Political Science, according to a statement released on Thursday by the company.
The AI Academy for Small Newsrooms is a free, six-week online course taught by industry-leading journalists and academics. Who works at the confluence of journalism and artificial intelligence. The course is offered in English.
It will begin in September of this year and will be open to journalists and developers from small news organizations across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and the United Kingdom.
Participants will have gained practical knowledge of the problems and possibilities presented by artificial intelligence technology by the conclusion of the course.
The company said that participants would “learn examples of how to utilize AI to automate repetitive activities. Such as interview transcription or picture search. As well as how to improve newsroom operations by gaining insights into what material is most engaging.”
Lastly and most crucially, participants will build action plans to steer the growth of artificial intelligence initiatives inside their own newsrooms.
JournalismAI will make these plans publicly available in order to assist other publications across the globe.
JournalismAI is a collaboration between the GNI and Polis that aims to increase AI literacy in newsrooms across the world.
There have now been more than 110,000 people who have taken advantage of the online training courses offered via the Google News Initiative Training Centre.