The JournalismAI Collab Challenges are a series of global collaborative experiments where news organisations explore how they might innovate their journalism using AI technologies. Three weeks ago, we announced the line-ups of participants who have been selected to join the Americas and EMEA cohorts. Today, it’s time to complete our tour around the globe.
🎆 We are excited to announce that 5 news organisations from 4 countries in Asia-Pacific have been selected to join the 2021 JournalismAI Collab Challenges. 🎆
We received a substantial amount of applications from the region and we would like to thank every news organisation that took the time to apply.
Meet the 2021 Collab participants in APAC
Here are the participants of the Collab Challenge in Asia-Pacific 🌏:
🇯🇵 Fuji Television (Japan)
🇭🇰 Initium Media (Hong Kong)
🇸🇬 Singapore Press Holdings (Singapore)
🇭🇰 South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
🇮🇳 The Quint (India)
They will work with the Times School of Media and the Computer Science Engineering Department of Bennett University exploring how we might use AI technologies and audience insights to help newsrooms design more relevant and interactive news narratives.
Here’s what some of the participants have to say about the Collab Challenges:
❝ We’re thrilled to explore new AI opportunities to empower our newsroom in collaboration with industry peers. AI has vast potential to improve the creative value of journalism, aid our journalists in producing impactful and meaningful content, and help us better reach our readers.❞
Singapore Press Holdings
❝ Artificial Intelligence is the present—and the future. It has made significant inroads into the world of journalism, and yet, the possibilities remain endless. Through the JournalismAI Collab, we are eager to explore newer ways of responsibly marrying AI with journalism and innovating the reporting of tomorrow.❞
The Quint (India)
The 5 participants of the APAC cohort join 19 other media organisations from the Americas and EMEA in a programme that we’ll see them working together for the next six months. Participants will define the challenges they’ll work on, imagine potential solutions, and turn them into prototypes and innovative storytelling formats with the support of our regional partners.
Rahul Dass, who leads the team that will support the APAC participants on behalf of Bennett University, says:
❝ AI has the potential to change storytelling and there can be no better way than to put our heads together, share our thoughts, ideas, and experiences. We can’t wait to embark on this exciting journey where collaboration can give wings to ideas that otherwise might have languished. We welcome all participants to the 2021 JournalismAI Challenges and we look forward to working with them.❞
At the end of the programme, the participants will present their work at the second edition of the JournalismAI Festival that we will host in November 2021 (dates to be announced).
Meet our participants in EMEA and the Americas here.
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