Team Team WSJ - Dow Jones
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Weisi (Iris) Zhang CM
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Samantha Yip ORIE
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Svava Kristindottir CM
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Sid Sugathan MBA
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Han Nie CS
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Team WSJ - Dow Jones asked
How might we use artificial intelligence to do a “first pass” of research for our journalists in the newsroom?
The free press is facing an unprecedented crisis today where their very credibility and position as a pillar of democracy is in question. We strongly feel that AI can be a valuable tool for the press in this crisis, not to replace human analysis but to augment it and improve the quality of their product. AI may not be able to replace the judgement of a human being but it can draw connections across vast amounts of disparate data and derive insights that human beings find difficult to process. This can help journalists explore different angles that might not have otherwise occured to them or to validate connections based on a hunch they might have