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Francesco Marconi

Francesco is the manager of strategy and corporate development at The Associated Press. He is also an affiliate researcher at the MIT Media Lab and an Innovation Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University.

Latest posts by Francesco

Report: How virtual reality will impact journalism

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​Learn how immersive media requires a new reporting approach and how your newsroom can leverage it by reading “The age of dynamic storytelling: A guide for journalists in a world of immersive 3-D content.”​

Using artificial intelligence to produce news insights

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We collaborated with Cortico, a media analytics nonprofit recently launched from the Laboratory for Social Machines at the MIT Media Lab, to analyze the level of attention the president has given to certain issues on Twitter, as well as how other users have responded.

Webinar: How to use artificial intelligence in your newsroom

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See examples of how AP is deploying artificial intelligence and learn how journalists can take advantage of existing technology to start automating and augmenting their own reporting.

Report: How artificial intelligence will impact journalism

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Learn how artificial intelligence will augment your newsroom and how you can leverage it to your advantage by reading “The future of augmented journalism: A guide for newsrooms in the age of smart machines.”

Study: News automation by AP increases trading in financial markets

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​This year, we collaborated with researchers from Stanford University and the University of Washington to evaluate the role of automated journalism in capital markets. The analysis conducted found compelling evidence that automated articles increase firms’ trading volume and liquidity.​

What will voice-enabled internet mean for journalism?

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As we start communicating with smart devices such as Amazon’s Echo, how will this technology impact news audiences? How will news consumers be able to use voice commands to access stories on demand?

Making the internet of things work for journalism

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​Our strategy manager presents a few intriguing ideas for how media companies can incorporate connected devices into their reporting.

The next tool for journalists: artificial intelligence

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AP’s manager of corporate strategy writes how artificial intelligence can help journalists automatically adapt stories to the personalities, moods and locations of their readers.​

New film brings sense of movement to virtual reality

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“The Second Line” is the first virtual reality story in the industry to incorporate 360-degree video cameras that move on their own, producing a better, more natural experience for viewers. This article provides a behind-the-scenes look at how we produced the film with RYOT and Spherica.

Academic collaboration spurs media innovation

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A new virtual reality project highlights the benefits of media organizations working with academics to apply research from the classroom and form new and innovative business strategies.

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