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Reconstruction of news production driven by artificial intelligence in China

@ SEARCH Journal of Media and Communication Research

Online ISSN: 2672-7080

*Yang Xi, Roslina Abdul Latif


With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, artificial intelligence (AI) has been rapidly penetrating various fields and industries. Similarly, the news and communication industry which depends on media to a certain extent continues to undergo transformations as a result of AI in the Industrial Revolution. With the evolution and advancements of technology, AI is reconstructing the news production process. This study conducted in-depth interviews with the Director of Content Operation in Toutiao, the Product Operation Manager of the AI data platform in Toutiao, the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Xinhua News Agency (Shanxi Branch) and the Executive Deputy Director of the Media Convergence Development Center of the Editorial Office of Xinhua News Agency (Shanxi Branch) as they are directly involved in the use of AI and the transformation of these two newsrooms.

Keywords: News production, artificial intelligence, big data, algorithm