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Pre-conference event

Skills and tools

2 July

09:00 to 17:00

STCC, Room 1BC




FUSE Workshops 2: Artificial Intelligence

Entities involved: The Lookout Station, Wellcome Trust and Journalism AI

Number of participants: 25

Fuse is a hands-on training day where reporters will learn how to integrate cutting-edge technologies into their storytelling. Over the course of the workshop, participants will explore case studies, be taught the basics of the new tech and, most importantly, by the end of the day they will have built working prototypes. It will be hard work but also a lot of fun.

We expect a high demand for FUSE and only have space for 25 reporters at each workshop, so please only apply if you can guarantee your attendance for the whole day. As part of the sign-up, you will be required to fill in a second form telling us about yourself and why you’d like to attend. We cannot accept your application without your answers to this second form. You will be notified in May whether or not you have secured a place on the workshop.

The Fuse Workshops are produced and facilitated by Alok Jha, the science correspondent of The Economist and Rina Tsubaki, the founder and lead of the Lookout Station, a EFI science media initiative.

The application process in steps:

Step 1: You need to first register for WCSJ2019.

Step 2: You are required to also fill in this form. Please make sure to complete your application before 24 May 2019.

Step 3: You will receive an automatic email confirming that we have received your application. In total, 25 participants will be selected per Fuse workshop. The participants will be selected on the basis of their commitment, diversity in their specialisations and background, and willingness to learn new skills.

Step 4: You will hear about the results before 31 May 2019.

The application deadline: 24 May 2019.


Important remarks:
The accepted participants will have to take part in the Fuse workshop track in full. In other words, if selected, the participants will NOT be able to attend ANY OTHER sessions of the program on the same day.


FUSE-2 Artificial Intelligence

Our second workshop, Fuse Workshop 2: Artificial Intelligence will equip the science journalists with scientific and practical insights into the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

AI is changing the world around us. Starting from voice recognition on our smartphones and voice controlled speakers, AI has been applied in the logistic industry to identify efficient routes for fleet and in emergency management to target disaster relief. In science and research, AI has opened a new avenue for scientific discoveries. In space science, researchers are studying steller sound waves to identify the age and the size of a star. In medicine, the doctors have been applying AI to diagnose various types of health issues incl. stroke and leukemia within minutes.

The workshop is powered by Journalism AI, a new project recently launched by Polis, the media think-tank of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), in collaboration with the Google News Initiative. Journalism AI focuses on research and training for newsrooms on the intersection of AI and journalism. The workshop will offer a training on AI in journalism specifically tailored for science journalists to explore various case studies and examples of how the technology is applied in science and journalism. It will also have a practical element where the participants try and test new AI tools.

This is a workshop for everyone who are passionate about learning new technology and its implications to science, journalism and society. No previous experience or knowledge in AI and machine learning required.

This workshop is powered and sponsored by Journalism AI.

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