When media establishments tried to adopt blogging, they were mostly unable to grasp it because they couldn’t see past their old ways. With the rise of TikTok and visual media, it’s imperative that they don’t make the same mistake again. Om Malik suggests that future media will be a combination of “visual, virtual, augmented, and metaverse realities”, and that the adoption of this style for news is inevitable if media establishments want to capture the younger generations.
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An artificial intelligence model built by Ishanu Chattopadhyay and his colleagues analysed crime data in Chicago from 2014 to 2016 and managed to predict future levels of crime down to the nearest 300 metres, a week before they actually happened. While extremely useful, this artificial intelligence has been shown to expose racial prejudice in law enforcement. Hopefully, as the study’s data and methodology have been made available for others to evaluate, these prejudices can be avoided in the next iteration. Read full article here