Lecture: "8 1/2 Learnings from 3 Months in Cyber Valley"

JIR Closing Ceremony with journalist Bettina Friedrich

March 15th, 2023 at 11:45, online

How can machine learn­ing, com­puter vis­ion and oth­er applic­a­tions of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence (AI) be used for journ­al­ism? At the end of her stay as Journ­al­ist-in-Res­id­ence, MDR journ­al­ist Bet­tina Friedrich will share her insights from dis­cus­sions with AI researchers.

Dur­ing her stay as Cyber Val­ley Journ­al­ist-in-Res­id­ence, Bet­tina Friedrich from the Mit­teldeutscher Rund­funk (MDR) focused on the use of vari­ous AI tools for journ­al­ist­ic work. She was par­tic­u­larly inter­ested in how audi­ovisu­al archives can be researched and prop­erly pre­pared for investigation.

Spoil­er: A lot is pos­sible now! She dis­cussed her find­ings with Patrick Klü­gel of the RHET AI Cen­ter in an online meet­ing via Zoom. At the same time, inter­ested journ­al­ists can learn about the program's new call for applic­a­tions and ask ques­tions about the applic­a­tion process.

The event is aimed at journ­al­ists and is open to all inter­ested parties. No pri­or know­ledge of AI is required.

You can register for the event here.

The JIR-Program

In order to give inter­ested journ­al­ists the free­dom to con­duct their own research and devel­op their own pro­jects, RHET AI offers a Journ­al­ist-in-Res­id­ence pro­gram with the sup­port of Cyber Val­ley. The pro­gram is fun­ded by the Volk­swa­gen Found­a­tion at the Cen­ter for Rhet­or­ic­al Sci­ence Com­mu­nic­a­tion Research on Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence (RHET AI) in Tübingen.

More inform­a­tion about the JIR pro­gram can be found here.

How to apply

Fur­ther inform­a­tion on the cur­rent call for applic­a­tions can be found here