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Helping local newsrooms use AI

, by Patrick Maks

As part of our two-year project to help local newsrooms expand their use of artificial intelligence tools, AP asked U.S. news organizations how AI might help them streamline their operations.

Nearly 200 news organizations in all 50 states have responded to our survey, indicating their top interests are around automating transcription services and creating social media content.

They are also interested in automating the writing of stories that are based on structured data, like earnings reports, sports game recaps and weather updates.

This graphic shows the results from AP's artificial intelligence readiness survey as of November 2021. (AP Photo)

AP will use these findings to develop a free curriculum that will be offered to local newsrooms across the U.S. in early 2022.

AP’s AI survey remains open. Interested news organizations can complete it online.

This work is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.