The uses of artificial intelligence for journalism are varied: the automatic and massive production of text-based news, the automated creation of graphics and infographics, the processing and summarising of videos, the reconstruction of voices for podcasts, or the modelling of user propensity to pay are some examples. Moreover, it is also a relevant innovation internally, generating links between journalists and technicians outside the media
APA (Austrian Press Agency) is the national Austrian news agency. It is cooperatively owned by almost all Austrian daily newspapers and the public broadcaster ORF. On an international level, it is regarded as a benchmark, because of its journalistic quality and independence, not least it also has a positive balance sheet. APA has a strong focus on IT and tech development and is known for innovative approaches. One project of its media lab was the early implementation of automated content production from which the associated media also benefit
Rheinische Post is a private publishing house that realized some very successful and exemplary own programming of AI applications. One of the specialties was that the AI applications were mostly developed by a one-man-team in persona of Clemens Boisserée. Despite limited resources, many initiatives have now been integrated into the daily journalistic work routine
Newtral is a digital native startup founded in 2018 specialized in audiovisual production, new formats and fact-checking. Newtral have been capable of developing its own technology inhouse and is therefore one of the few media outlets in Spain that have a team dedicated almost exclusively to working with AI
LENA is a software that automatically generates political voting results for each Swiss municipality (in three national languages). This software used at the Swiss news agency SDA was first developed by a single journalist in his spare time. LENA is supposed to help regionalizing and individualizing content as well as to make complex data more understandable.
Urbs Media was born in 2014. The main intention of the young startup was to improve the production and output of quality local news. In fact, it uses automation in the process of news production. In 2017, together with the national news agency, the Press Association, it launched RADAR, an automated local news agency. This AI-run system helps humans to elaborate a great amount of data and simplifies the analysis and processing of the news. Urbs Media’s RADAR is able to produce a regular and precise output of content based on local information, writing data stories for both national and regional newspapers and broadcasters