Session
Schedule MozFest 2021
AI Wellness

AI and Investigative Journalism, the ICIJ experience

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How can AI help investigative journalism? What are the challenges of introducing machine learning as one of the data analysis approaches used by journalists? Since 2017 ICIJ has been experimenting with machine learning as one of the data analysis methods used during its investigations. In the Implant Files, machine learning was used to identify medical devices patients’ deaths that were misclassified when they were reported to the authorities in the United States. In Luanda Leaks, machine learning helped cluster records such as bank transfers and balance sheets. However, the machine doesn’t always get things right. ICIJ has introduced several validation processes, including human validation and developed its own tool to help with fact-checking, making it possible to use the results.

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Type Discussion - Capped
Language English

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