By Zolani Matolengwe
It is not a secret that the development of AIs in the past has always been spoken about as myths until highly developed countries actually developed these applications and the survival of our societies now have found importance in Artificial Intelligence. Ever since Artificial Intelligence has got to the surface of the technological world every company has made sure that they also take part in using this technology to enhance their work environments.
One of the countries especially in Africa that has taken part in using AI to enhance their newsrooms is Kenya and this is because they believe this technology assists them in the process of gathering news.
Newsrooms in Kenya has explored this technology and noticed that with both qualitative and quantitative research AI makes these processes much easier. They also noticed that this has made a huge difference in different areas around the newsrooms such as how internet users engage now due to this technology on social media, in the process of collecting news and how data visualization shows (P.M. Kioko. 2022)
It is also not a secret that these Ais technology has made it a point to help each and everyone by breaking down everything to simple equations for anyone to understand whatever that is. This has been done in many ways as we have seen in the internet like using cartoons more to advertise except hiring people to the role plays for advertisement .
According to the Alerf Education CEO AI has greatly been assisting them very well in subjects like Maths ,English and other core science fields where theories can be complex (I.Nsude & G.0kiyi.2022).
Many experts have argued that it is not a hidden fact that AI is pivotal in Journalism in order for the newsrooms to keep competing to make easy the work and opportunities (I.N & G.0.2022).as much as there is other information that needs basic knowledge but this technology is vital in making work processes fast and for these newsrooms to stay competitive.
CNN has highlighted that in Abu Dhabi it has been said that AI has helped them in many ways such as making people and student to understand different notions easier that are being tutored in schools and universities.
Traditional journalism has had a huge change from AI technology, older journalist had to adopt this new style of working which created a huge gap of change in how they used to do things. The competition amongst these companies and newsrooms has been tense because each and every company is trying by all means to use Ais for the better for them to take the internet age by storm by using algorithms.
“There is data that seem difficult to track and Ais has made this quick and easy for our newsrooms”said Chase Davis, editor of interactive news at The New York Times. He added more by saying that what needs to be done now is journalists should be able to adopt and learn more ways to use Ais and maybe create more programmes that will help them and the world because we cannot stop the revolution of the internet (J.Keegan.2017)
Some optimistic Newsrooms and traditional journalist believe that this technology has assisted them heavily in freeing them from most dangerous situations and expensive investigations. “The risks of these investigations are now less and thanks to Ais” Naom Latar said.
“Limitations of artificial Intelligence do not hinder anything in these newsrooms because that’s where your traditional journalist comes in, so it’s a win-win situation” Naomi Latar further added.
Also ,according to Naomi Latar this quote simplifies everything which is “we define computational journalism as the combination of algorithms, data, and knowledge from the social sciences to supplement the accountability function of journalism.” (Hamilton & Turner, 2009)
As much as these technologies save time and many cost to human kind it is evident that it does affect the travel and tourism sector and some authors do mention that Artificial Intelligence has been introduced many years ago to replace human beings in the workplace (P. Kioko. 2022)
Both human and Artificial intelligence cannot replace one another because they both have different abilities as much as AI is fast to provide the workplace and newsrooms, the main question should be how can they both work together and allow the world and companies to work in the most fastest way ever.
Because the reality is data changes every single day and a rapid way to track all that is needed where computers are needed and people are needed to operate these computers to track data (N. Chappel.2021)
However, we think that this interpretation of how AI will affect the workplace is incorrect. The topic of whether AI will replace human employees makes the assumption that the two species share the same attributes and skills, yet this is untrue. AI-based systems are quicker, more precise, and always rational, but they lack intuition, emotion, or cultural sensitivity. And it is precisely these skills that human beings possess and use to be successful.
Furthermore, human capabilities are more varied. Humans have the capacity to envision, anticipate, feel, and judge changing conditions, which enables people to transition from short-term to long-term concerns, in contrast to AI abilities that are simply responsive to the facts provided. These skills are specific to humans and unlike artificial intelligence, which depends on a constant stream of data from outside the body to function.
Again, machine intelligence vs human intelligence might be tricky because the same human beings use these computers to learn how to do things and take decisions based on what the AIs produce (D.De Cremer and G.Kasparov.2021).
In this way we have to understand that humans produce authentic intelligence that they use to manipulate data with the help of what they have created which is the artificial intelligence, meaning these parties can work together one way or the other as much as one might be faster than the other but both parties win and can work together.
- The adoption of artificial intelligence in newsrooms in Kenya: a multi-case study Peter Mwangangi Kioko
- Adopting Artificial Intelligence to Journalistic Practices in Nigeria: Challenges and Way Forward Godswill O. Okiyi, Ph.D & Ifeyinwa Nsude, Ph.D
- AI Should Augment Human Intelligence, Not Replace It
by David De Cremer and Garl Kasparov