The Viral Race – Can the News that Matter Cross the Finish Line?

Artificial intelligence is making journalism better and more efficient, but the technology should not be held up as offering the definitive answer on any issue. This was the main takeaway from ‘The Viral Race: Can the News that Matters Cross the Finish Line?’ session as panellists discussed fake news, viral stories and media biases during Day Two of the World Government Summit 2019 in Dubai. Panellists said that said that news organisations are deploying digital technologies such as artificial intelligence to great effect around the world; however, professionals should exercise caution as algorithm-fuelled internet search engines, such as Google, produce a perfect distillation of the truth. How the algorithm is written determines what is thrown up