AI in the Australian News Industry

Sunday, February 25, 2024
by Toni Pankaluic

The Australian journalism industry is facing many questions of AI technologies making headways into many newsrooms. How are our news outlets dealing with the changes? Should our aspiring journalists be weary or optimistic of AI?

4ZZZ’s Toni Pankaluic spoke with Dr Anne Kruger, a Journalism and Strategic Communications Lecturer from UQ’s School of Communication and Arts to find out more about AI in our current news industry.

For a deep dive...

Anne previously was a Director at FirstDraft, a not-for-profit organisation educating people on misinformation verification techniques. Furthermore, Anne co-authored this training booklet as part of a UNESCO funded project for Asia... where anyone interested in learning Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) techniques can gain valuable lessons and templates.

Content Authenticity Initiative is a group of NGOs, media and tech companies labelling AI in online content, click here for more.

Did you know on January 17 2024, the Australian Government published an interim response to various stakeholders in how AI will be deployed in the economy.

...finally Full Fact is a UK company who has developed technology which checks and verifies misinformation produced by AI.

Toni Pankaluic

Toni Pankaluic is a Journalist and contributor to Brisbane Line