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Seminar: JECT.AI: Using digital technologies to augment work in the newsroom. Neil Maiden, City University of London

4 May, 2021 @ 12:15 - 13:00

Our invited speaker, Professor Neil Maiden, Professor of Digital Creativity, Cass Business School, City University of London, will give a talk about JECT.AI – a new digital product for augmented journalism. Maiden will also demonstrate a series of the tool’s features in the context of newsroom activities.

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TITLE: JECT.AI: Using digital technologies to augment work in the newsroom.
WHEN: 4 May 2021, 12:15-13:00.
Meeting ID: 632 7983 9902
Password: 8nfn2Y0d

ABSTRACT: This seminar will introduce JECT.AI, a new digital product for newsrooms that has emerged from previous research and development work. The use of AI technologies in newsrooms remains contentious. Therefore, the JECT.AI developers worked closely with journalists to design a product that augments the existing capabilities of journalists, and ensures that journalists direct the product’s use. The seminar will demonstrate a series of JECT.AI features in the context of newsroom activities, to reveal how the product augments rather than inhibit how journalists work, and can enable newsrooms to operate more effectively.

BIO: Neil Maiden is Professor of Digital Creativity at the Business School (formerly Cass) at City, University of London, and Director of the National Centre for Creativity enabled by AI funded by Research England. He is also Chief Product Officer at JECT.AI Limited. His current research interests include uses of artificial intelligence to augment human creativity and enhancing design methods and tools to generate more creative solutions. He is and has been a principal and co-investigator on numerous EPSRC- and EU-funded research projects with a total value of over €73 million. He has published over 220 peer-reviewed papers in academic journals, conferences and workshops proceedings. He was Program Chair for the 12th IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering in Kyoto in 2004, and Editor of the IEEE Software’s Requirements column from 2005-2013. His details are available at https://www.city.ac.uk/people/academics/neil-maiden.





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