Artificial Intelligence (AI) has great potential for investigative journalism: it can facilitate editors in cleansing, organizing and interpreting data and contribute to new perspectives for journalistic stories. However, AI is still used sparsely for now because of practical, societal and ethical challenges.
To explore the possibilities and preconditions for investigative journalistic AI, ethicists, lawyers, data and artificial intelligence engineers and journalism researchers are collaborating in the research project "It's a match," which started this month and will last 2 years.
The researchers focus on how AI can be used for investigative journalism in line with journalistic and social core values. In this project, the Journalism & Responsible Innovation lectorate is collaborating with the Fontys lectureships Moral Design Strategy, Design & Interaction, Big data & AI and Quality Journalism in Digital Transition (HU).
From the field, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Pointer and Omroep Flevoland join as research partners. The research project is funded by a RAAK Audience grant from National Regieorgaan SIA.