Tobias Asmuth and Elena Riedlinger, two participants in the Cyber Valley's journalist-in-residence program, have now completed their residency in Tübingen. At the end of their stay, the two journalists would like to report on the experiences and insights they gained during the program.
Lunchtalks will take place on 25.01. and 30.01. 2024, to which you are cordially invited:
Hype or hope?
How should journalists report on the use of artificial intelligence in the fight against climate change?
25.01.2024, 12:00 — 13:00, Online (Zoom), German
Lecture and discussion with Tobias Asmuth (Cyber Valley Journalist-in-Residence) and Prof. Dr. Lynn Kaack (Hertie School Berlin, AI and Climate Technology Policy Group)
What is it all about?
Machine learning is not the miracle cure that will save our planet. No single solution will "fix" climate change. But many applications based on machine learning have great potential. Sometimes artificial intelligence is already being used. Often the applications are still ideas. How can journalists evaluate the possibilities of machine learning in the fight against climate change? How can they report on the fascinating solutions without raising false expectations?
You can register here to take part in the lunchtalk.
AI and journalistic factchecking. New challenges, new opportunities?
30.01.2024, 12:00 — 13:00, Online (Zoom), German
Interactive talk round with Elena Riedlinger (Cyber Valley Journalist-in-Residence) and PD Dr. Jessica Heesen (Head of the research focus Media Ethics, Philosophy of Technology and AI at the Ethics Center of the University of Tübingen)
What is it about?
The spread of AI tools that can be used to artificially create images, videos or audio is changing the media landscape on the internet — and raising questions for journalism: How does generative AI affect the spread of disinformation? What options are there for recognizing AI-generated content? What knowledge do journalists need in the age of AI to reliably verify information? Can AI tools in turn support them in fact-checking?
You can register to take part in the lunchtalk here.
The Journalist-in-Residence program is a cooperation between the RHET AI Center and the Cyber Valley and takes place twice a year. During a three- to six-month stay at Cyber Valley, one or two journalists have the opportunity to research on the connection between artificial intelligence and journalism. The focus is on questions such as the extent to which AI technologies can be applied to journalism and how journalists can ensure that they can report on the often highly charged concept of artificial intelligence in an evidence-based and appropriate manner. Over the course of their stay, the journalists will research a topic of their choice and exchange ideas with numerous AI researchers. The journalists are selected by an independent jury. The program is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.