Yesterday I gave a short presentation as a Respondent to Christopher Anderson at the Berlin Symposium (a conference following the foundation of the Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft funded by Google).
Anderson talked about Algorithms and Journalism; Axel Bruns live-blogged about it here – and this is Andersons conference paper (pdf) in length.
My input focused on the role of sensors, the automation of journalism and what it does mean to jobs in journalism.
Anderson used the term “cyborg journalism”, because algorithms are developed by humans and exercised by machines. It fits better than Robot journalism, I think.
Anyway, find above the presentation; the links in the following are embedded in the presentation, too.
- Berlin Symposium -Workshop: Intermediaries in Public Communication – Traditional Roles in Transition
- NYT: More Jobs Predicted for Machines, Not People (23.10.2011)
- Wikipedia: Induction loops
- Realtime air pollution data from Berlin (in German)
- Wikipedia: List of crowdsourcing projects
- Kinect hacks
- Radio Frequency IDentification and the Internet of Things (EU)
- Android Open Accessory
- SportVU: System diagram -how player are tracked (pdf)
- Best View 3d – Impire AG (in German)
- Soccergame result predicition with Gameengine of Fifa 12 (EA – in German)
- YouTube: Martin Tylor & Alan Smith recording commentaryfor the FIFA 12 videogame
- Stats Monkey – intelligent information laboratory
- The impact of Apple’s Siri release – from its former developer
- New eBook: Race against the machine
- short livevblog entry on the presentation “robot journalism”