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Stephen Downes

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A lot of people are worried about the impact of AI on professions like journalism and teaching, but maybe we';re thinking about it the wrong way. As Doug Johnson comments about AI in the news media: "might AI actually be better? Could a bot attend a school board or city council meeting, record it, and then distill the content? Could a bot analyze and summarize congressional actions, supreme court decisions, or presidential activities? Could a bot be embedded in a police force to report on crime or in a courtroom to describe trials? All in a style that is understandable and lacking bias." At a certain point we will realize that whatever biases an AI has, they're nothing compared to the biases of the corresponding human.

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