As the world continues to evolve in the ever changing world of tech, artificial intelligence has grown stronger. This means the future of jobs is threatened by the influx of tech.
At an Orodata training that held in Yaba today, Blaise Aboh played the role of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learner (ML) amplifier, preaching the gospel of the future.
Like the biblical allusion, many haven’t year woken up to the truth and so the message could be easily despised. However Blaise told all participants to brace themselves up for the challenge, one that has led him to initiate think-tanks over the not too distant future of tech.
“The truth there is that most media houses have no AI. Regardless of whether the news is badly written, new technologies are coming to make or mar us. We need to reposition ourselves to leverage it.”
Reeling slides from his lecture, he gave an introduction to the The Future of Work Classes 1.0 – Journalism, Storytelling and AI where he explained in simple terms the intersection of content with AI.
“For all of these to work, data was been sourced,” Blaise said. He went further to explain several ways AI has coincided with our daily preferences, in terms of our news feed on Social Media, online shopping, customer care chat-bots and news curation for Journalism.
He also highlighted the use of text predictions as another feature of AI in our lives which we have paid less attention to; saying the features are being developed and re-targeted to bring our recent activities into our daily transactions.
He mentioned tools like Arria Studios and several tools that can be used to create NLG and help automate content, encouraging writers to make perfect use of the tools and collaborate.
“When the time comes, you might be the only expert in the room and this can earn you a higher salary, or amplifier status,” he said.
The Orodata class provided an avalanche of avenues for questions to be asked, refreshments and photo shoot as side attractions.
Jide, a participant at the training session was elated by being a part of the program.”It was an eye opener for me,” he said.
Biyi shed more light to data sourcing which was the first step to interfacing AI. According to him, stories have lots of data embedded in them which serves as primary sources of data. He also stated that data can be gotten through visualizations as well.
The class is expected to reconvene soon on a monthly basis.