- Part of...The Future World of Work
YouKnow, Jul – Sep 2018
The current practice of journalism is under threat by flows of misinformation tools and trolling activities. Current mediums for news reporting are easily intersected thanks to text-to-video, speech-to-text technologies and speech-to-speech automated translation, creating confusion in the source of the information and facilitating its falsification. To survive this onslaught of ‘Fake News’, today’s mediums for releasing information must evolve. Thomas Grogan’s proposal will explore journalism from new perspectives, by collecting insights and creating new collaborative workflows. This project will explore such matters by working collaboratively with BBC staff and AI tools like knowbot, chatbot and probot, for the production of future content. Through this process working with the BBC, Thomas will explore the opportunities and challenges that crowdsourced user generated content could present. Could users provide content not in a loose and disorganised manner, but through the software remotely curated by a journalist?