Future technologies in journalism

Presenter(s): Bjørnar Tessem (Media Futures Bergen)

One of the main topics of research of Media Futures, the Norwegian centre for innovation-based research for the media, is technologies for analysis and production of news. This presentation explores what kind of technologies will be supporting journalist 5-10 years in the future and how it will be used. In an initial study, the centre had identified artificial intelligence, communication technologies, interaction technologies, and natural language processing as the most relevant technology categories. In subsequent interviews with mainly Norwegian, but also Western European respondents, the researchers then address these four technology groups and gathered in-depth reflections on how the technologies will shape journalism.