TechCrunch: Twitter partners with AP and Reuters to address misinformation on its platform

TechCrunch: Twitter partners with AP and Reuters to address misinformation on its platform. “Through the new agreements, Twitter’s Curation team will be able to leverage the expertise of the partnered organizations to add more context to the news and trends that circulate across Twitter, as well as aid with the company’s use of public service announcements during high-visibility events, misinformation labels and more.”

Reuters: Reuters applies AI technology to 100 years of archive video to enable faster discovery, supported by Google DNI

Reuters: Reuters applies AI technology to 100 years of archive video to enable faster discovery, supported by Google DNI. “Reuters today announced that it has used artificial intelligence (AI) technology to enhance its entire video archive – nearly one million clips dating back to 1896 – supported by the Google Digital News Innovation (DNI) Fund. This new innovation will enable users of Reuters Connect here the most comprehensive digital platform powering the news, to access time-code accurate speech-to-text transcripts of historic archive videos – from the Wright brothers first flight in 1903 to significant moments of World War II—in 11 languages and with unprecedented levels of data.”

Reuters: Facebook will pay Reuters to fact-check Deepfakes and more

Reuters: Facebook will pay Reuters to fact-check Deepfakes and more. “Eye-witness photos and videos distributed by news wire Reuters already go through an exhaustive media verification process. Now the publisher will bring that expertise to the fight against misinformation on Facebook. Today it launches the new Reuters Fact Check business unit and blog, announcing that it will become one of the third-party partners tasked with debunking lies spread on the social network.”

The Drum: Reuters builds AI tool capable of writing sentences and pitching stories

The Drum: Reuters builds AI tool capable of writing sentences and pitching stories. “Reuters is advancing its embrace of artificial intelligence a stage further with the development of a new tool capable of writing sentences and suggesting story ideas as well as data analysis. Lynx Insight has been conceived to better differentiate between tasks suited to automation and those which remain the preserve of humans, who will be able to dedicate more time to high value tasks such as interviewing, assessing importance and understanding context.”

Nieman: Reuters built its own algorithmic prediction tool to help it spot (and verify) breaking news on Twitter

Nieman Journalism Lab: Reuters built its own algorithmic prediction tool to help it spot (and verify) breaking news on Twitter. “When it comes to automating the process of spotting breaking news, solving one problem can create several more. Reuters discovered this firsthand over the past two years as it built Reuters News Tracer, a custom tool designed to monitor Twitter for major breaking news events as they emerge. While reporters curate their own lists of sources to get rapid alerts on stories they’re already looking for, the Reuters tool is designed to solve a different problem: detecting breaking news events while early reports are still coming in.”

Reuters Launches New Poll Response Site for 2016 US Presidential Election

Reuters has launched a new tool for the elections that sounds pretty ambitious. “Powered by the largest presidential tracking poll ever attempted, the new tool shows how each of the candidates’ support in the Reuters/Ipsos poll translates at the state level in the Electoral College and how changes in turnout among demographic and political groups could affect the result. Users are able to adjust turnout of different voter groups themselves to see how that could change who wins and who loses the election.”

Reuters TV is Now Free

Reuters TV is now free. “Reuters TV is aimed at mobile consumers who don’t have time or interest in traditional appointment viewing, will cover general interest stories targeted at a U.S. and British audience. The content is produced specifically for Reuters TV.”