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As AI enters newsrooms, journalists have urgent responsibility


The biggest stumbling block for the entrance of AI into newsrooms is transparency. Transparency, a basic journalistic value, is often at odds with artificial intelligence, which usually works behind the scenes. This raises ethical issues when journalists begin using AI to assist in reporting. How transparent can or should they be about the code behind the story? Does explaining technical concepts increase trust, or decrease it?

Artificial Intelligences and Responsibility.


MIT Technology Review has a meandering article, "A.I Can Be Made Legally Responsible for It's Decisions". In it's own way, it tries to chart the territories of trade secrets and corporations, threading a needle that we may actually need to change to adapt to using Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Nearly 70% say Abe bears responsibility for ex-justice chief's arrest

The Japan Times

Nearly 70 percent of the public thinks Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bears heavy responsibility for appointing a justice minister who was later arrested on suspicion of vote-buying, a survey says. The July survey by Jiji Press found that 67.9 percent of the respondents view Abe as bearing heavy responsibility for appointing Katsuyuki Kawai, far outnumbering the 18.2 percent who said he does not bear heavy responsibility. The ratio of those who said the prime minister's responsibility is neither heavy nor not heavy or do not know, came to 13.8 percent. Of those who back Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, 58.6 percent said his responsibility is heavy and 24.1 percent said it is not. Kawai has been charged with buying votes for his wife, Anri Kawai, for the House of Councilors election last July.