AI a hot topic at SPH's inaugural Tech Day

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From the automated transcription of voice recordings, to the creation of a platform for combating fake news, to the use of sentiment analysis to predict if a news story will go viral, Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has tapped various tech innovations to transform its newsrooms.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

From the automated transcription of voice recordings, to the creation of a platform for combating fake news, to the use of sentiment analysis to predict if a news story will go viral, Singapore Press Holdings has tapped various tech innovations to transform its newsrooms.

The event at the News Centre auditorium involved a full-day conference where tech industry players, including executives from e-commerce platform Lazada and ride-sharing platforms Grab and Gojek, and the Government Technology Agency of Singapore, spoke.Artificial intelligence was a hot topic, with various speakers discussing how the use of data and machine learning can play a part in enhancing their businesses.

AI is being used in several tech products developed in-house for journalists at SPH, including an automated transcription service - which transcribes voice recordings into text - as well as something known as robo-journalism, which is designed to help business news reporters interpret stock graphs into text.

It will start by linking users to Straits Times articles, but stories from other sources could be incorporated in future.

Source: Tech Daily Report (techdailyreport.net)

 

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