AP Solutions: Five free AI Projects for Your Newsroom

As part of The Associated Press’ ongoing efforts to help local newsrooms adopt automation and artificial intelligence technologies, AP has produced five AI projects that are free and available for newsrooms to use.

_Automated public safety incidents, Brainerd Dispatch, Minn.
_Translation of National Weather Service alerts into Spanish, El Vocero de Puerto Rico
_Automated videos transcription and summary to create an initial article, KSAT-TV, Texas
_Sorting public e-mail pitches to populate a coverage planner, WFMZ-TV, Pa.
_“Minutes” creates transcripts of public meetings and includes keyword alerts, WUOM-FM, Mich.

AP’s Ernest Kung and Aimee Rinehart will host two webinars to showcase the projects, the news leaders who worked on the projects, and how to install each one for your newsroom. This session will enable developers to speak directly with the technology team on each project in breakout rooms on how to implement the tool.

These projects are open-source, and the AP is excited to share the results to help more local newsrooms adopt AI.

Thursday, Oct. 12 at 10 am MT: overview of the five projects (automated public safety incidents, translation of National Weather Service alerts, automated video transcription, sorting public email tips, minutes transcript of public meetings). Register here.

Thursday, Oct. 26 at 10 pm MT: Developers can speak with the AI technology teams in breakout rooms to learn how to implement the tools. Register here.

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