Yo, check it out! The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has just dropped some exciting news. They’re launching a badass online course called “How to Use ChatGPT and Other Generative AI Tools in Your Newsrooms.” And the best part? It’s completely free, my friends!
Now, hold up, before you start thinking this is some hyped-up AI stuff, let me tell you what this course is all about. It’s gonna break down the basic principles of how AI works, how it can be used in newsrooms, and all the ethical considerations you need to keep in mind when dealing with this futuristic tech.
And here’s another dope thing. This course is gonna be taught simultaneously in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, thanks to the Knight Foundation’s support. So, whether you’re fluent in English, español, or português, you can dive straight into this course.
But wait, there’s more! The instructors for this course are some real heavy hitters. We got Aimee Rinehart, the senior product manager of AI strategy for the Associated Press’ groundbreaking Local News AI initiative. And alongside her, we got Sil Hamilton, a machine learning engineer and esteemed AI researcher at Hacks/Hackers. These two know their stuff, trust me.
And that’s not all, folks! We got some kickass assistant instructors too. Mariana Alvarado, a badass Mexican journalist, will be rockin’ the Spanish course. And Pedro Burgos, a Brazilian journalist, will be bringin’ those skills to the Portuguese version. Together, they’re gonna guide you through this AI adventure like true champions.
Now, I know what you might be thinking. “Why should I bother with generative AI?” Well, let me tell ya, my friend, it’s here to stay. And the possibilities it brings to journalism are mind-blowing. We’re talkin’ transcription, data sorting, newsletters, social media scheduling, and so much more. Generative AI can revolutionize the way journalists work and expand their reach like never before.
From September 25 to October 22, 2023, the instructors will be your guides. They’ll take you on a journey through different types of AI, how to implement it, and what the future holds for this technology. By the end of this course, you’ll be armed with the knowledge to make generative AI work for you like a pro.
Now, here’s the sweet part. This course is built for flexibility. You can log in whenever suits you and complete the activities at your own pace during the four-week period. But hey, don’t slack off, alright? We got recommended deadlines to keep you in check and ensure you don’t fall behind. You wanna make the most out of this course, don’t ya?
And here’s something else that’s fire. We’re all about interactive learning, my friend. So, we’re gonna host live office hours with the instructors. You don’t have to attend, but trust me, it’s gonna be worth it. And don’t worry if you miss ’em, ’cause we’ll record ’em for ya to catch up later. No FOMO here!
The course is divided into four modules. Each one covers a different topic with video lectures, guest interviews, readings, live office hours, and discussion forums. We’re leaving no stone unturned, my friend. You’re gonna get the whole nine yards, from the basics of AI to the nitty-gritty of ethics and the business side of things.
And guess what? We got some cool guests lined up for you. Uli Köppen, Meredith Broussard, Ted Benson, Nick Diakopoulos, Dalia Hashim, and Ernest Kung. They’re gonna drop some serious knowledge on ya. Trust me, you don’t wanna miss these conversations.
Now, here’s a little inside scoop. You’re gonna learn about AI tools from all around the world. We’ll show you what’s available in different countries and what’s not. We’re all connected through technology, but sometimes certain tools don’t reach every corner. Government laws and tech company preferences play a role, you know? We wanna give you the full picture.
The journalism industry has a duty to pay attention to these AI tools, my friend. They can lighten the writing load on journalists and free up time for investigations. Plus, we can shape this technology for the better. Journalists are in a unique position to improve AI and make it work for us. It’s all about turning the spotlight on this tech.
So, who’s this course for? Well, if you’re curious about AI and its impact on journalism, this is perfect for you. Whether you’re a reporter, editor, product team member, publisher, advertiser, marketer, or even part of the HR department, you’re welcome to join us. Let’s dive into the exciting world of AI in journalism together!
And here’s the cherry on top. Once you complete “How to Use ChatGPT and Other Generative AI Tools in Your Newsrooms,” you’ll be conversant in the world of AI and news. You’ll be equipped with practical tools and a plan to bring AI to your news operation. And hey, there’s even a certificate of completion up for grabs. Just remember, there’s a small fee of $30 to issue that bad boy.
We ain’t playin’ around, my friend. This course is the real deal. So, don’t waste any time. Go ahead and register now! Join us on this epic AI journey and discover the power it holds for journalism. Don’t miss out, my friends!