Source:3189Nicholas Diakopoulos, Emily Withrow, Ben Zhao
Affiliation:Northwestern University; Quartz Bot Studio; University of Chicago
Neural network technology is rapidly advancing to be able to synthesize new content, whether that be videos, images, audio or texts, that is at times almost indistinguishable from human-authored content. This session will provide a state-of-the-art overview of capabilities in this space, as well as discussion and debate about potential application in journalism and challenges that synthesized content poses for tasks like reporting and fact-checking. Attendees of the session will come away with a better understanding of where the technology is headed and how it could affect journalism in the near future.