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With John Keefe (Bot Developer & App Product Mgr, Quartz).
Monday, March 19, 2018 at 06:30 PM    Cost: $25
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 W 40th St

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with John Keefe, bot developer & app product manager at Quartz
Class meets Monday, March 19 from 6:30 to 9 pm
The cost for this workshop is $25
Chat apps for news, Twitter bots, Alexa Skills artificial intelligence is a growing trend in media. More & more media brands are automating their internal processes & experimenting with the automated delivery of news on mobile. Bots can keep an eye on things for us & engage with users in a more efficient way.
In this evening workshop, we will cover:

How news organizations are using AI & internal & external bots

Best practices & ethical considerations for AI in journalism

How bots work

Natural language processing & conversational interfaces

What's next for AI-powered journalism


About John Keefe
John Keefe is a journalist, tinkerer & coder based in New York City. He works at Quartz as a developer in the Quartz Bot Studio & product manager of Quartz's breakthrough apps. Keefe also teaches a class on rapid prototyping for new ideas in journalism technology at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He was previously Senior Editor for Data News at public radio station WNYC, leading a team of journalists who specialize in data reporting, visualizations & investigations. Keefe is the author of Family Projects for Smart Objects: Tabletop Projects That Respond to Your World from Maker Media, which grew from his effort to make something new every week for a year.

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