Tech giant, Google, has launched a free training course in 17 languages to teach journalists around the world what impact can Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have on their profession, reported by IANS.
According to the report, in a global survey conducted by Google last year about the use of AI by news organizations, most respondents highlighted the urgent need to educate and train their newsroom on the potential offered by machine learning and other AI-powered technologies.
Mattia Peretti, who manages the program called JournalismAI said, “Improving AI literacy was seen as vital to change the culture and improve understanding of new tools and systems.”
The new training course is produced by JournalismAI in collaboration with VRT News and the Google News Initiative (GNI).
They realized that more the newsroom at large embraces the technology and generates the ideas and expertise for AI projects, the better the outcome.
Google said, “This Introduction to Machine Learning is built by journalists, for journalists, and it will help answer questions such as: What is machine learning? How do you train a machine learning model? What can journalists and news organizations do with it and why is it important to use it responsibly?”
The course is available in 17 different languages on the Google News Initiative Training Centre. The training center also has a variety of other courses to help journalists find, verify, and tell news stories online.