Greg Burns | Local News Initiative
Small newsrooms have fallen behind larger ones in adopting Artificial Intelligence, and the technology is under-used at the local level mainly because of time and resource constraints, a new report shows.
Interest is high in automation that could free journalists from routine tasks, streamline production and make better use of content, but the latitude to experiment is limited, and local news providers could benefit from additional training, according to The Associated Press study, which is based on survey results and in-depth interviews. Among the nearly 200 newsrooms surveyed were print, radio, television and digital-only outlets.
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