Spotify Is Going To Clone Podcasters’ Voices — And Translate Them To Other Languages

A partnership with OpenAI will let podcasters replicate their voices to automatically create foreign-language versions of their shows.

TV2025: A C-Suiter’s Guide To AI

Executives from Gray Television, Morgan Murphy Media, Graham Media Group and Newsbridge will break down the key elements of AI’s rapidly widening role in broadcast TV and what the C-suite needs to know about the business implications in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s TV2025: Monetizing the Future conference at the NAB Show New York on Oct. 25. Register here.

Wunderman Thompson Reveals New AI-Driven Ad Testing Tool

Wunderman Thompson has unveiled a new artificial intelligence testing tool for advertising and other brand assets. The test platform, known as Reveal, was developed in-house to measure audience attention and emotional responses to brand content through real-world environments, via PCs and phones.


AI May Be News Reporting’s Future. So Far, It’s Been An Embarrassment

As some news outlets experiment with automated journalism tools, the mistakes are many, and would get a human reporter fired.

ChatGPT Can Now Generate Images, Too

OpenAI released a new version of its DALL-E image generator to a small group of testers and incorporated the technology into its popular ChatGPT chatbot.

‘Game Of Thrones’ Creator And Other Authors Sue ChatGPT-Maker OpenAI For Copyright Infringement

John Grisham (left), Jodi Picoult and George R.R. Martin (right) are among 17 authors suing OpenAI for “systematic theft on a mass scale,” the latest in a wave of legal action by writers concerned that artificial intelligence programs are using their copyrighted works without permission. (AP photo)

TVU Networks Expands Content Creation Capabilities With New AI-Driven Plug-In

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud-based workflow solutions for live content creation and distribution, has joined the Adobe Video Solution Partner Program, and released a new plug-in for Premiere Pro […]

IBC: Harmonic Offering AI Innovations, Strategic Integrations

At IBC, (Sept. 15-18, RAI Amsterdam), Harmonic will showcase a series of new AI-powered video streaming innovations with industry leaders Microsoft, Leankr, Kebula, Mirriad and Spideo. The company says “key […]

In Show Of Force, Silicon Valley Titans Pledge ‘Getting This Right’ With AI

Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and others discussed artificial intelligence with lawmakers, as tech companies strive to influence potential regulations.

Authors Sue Meta, OpenAI In Lawsuits Alleging Infringement Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Novels

Artificial intelligence companies are being bombarded by court challenges that will decide the legality of the way large language models are trained.

IBC: MoEngage Partners With ThinkAnalytics To Help Deliver Hyper-Personalised Customer Experiences

MoEngage, a provider of mobile marketing platforms and insights-led customer engagement, announced its strategic partnership with ThinkAnalytics, an Emmy-winning, AI content discovery and recommendation platform. This partnership will give brands AI-based […]

Meta Is Developing New, More Powerful AI System As Technology Race Escalates

The parent of Facebook and Instagram wants an artificial-intelligence system to be as capable as OpenAI’s most advanced model.

Senators Propose Bipartisan Framework For AI Laws

NBC Chicago Stations WMAQ, WSNS To Air News Series On Artificial Intelligence

Talking TV: How The BBC Is Grappling With Generative AI

Laura Ellis, head of technology forecasting at the BBC, say the time is nigh for news organizations to confront the manifold opportunities — and dangers — that generative AI has ushered in. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

AI That Alters Voice, Imagery In Political Ads Will Require Google, YouTube Disclosure

AI-generated election ads on YouTube and other Google platforms that alter people or events must include a clear disclaimer located somewhere that users are likely to notice, the company said in an update to its political content policy.

Twitter/X Will Use Public Data To Train AI Models

Talking TV: Building A Cybersecurity Culture For Broadcasters

In this repeat of the Talking TV episode from June 23, Brian Morris, CISO for Gray Television, says that building successful defenses against ever more frequent and sophisticated cyberattacks on broadcasters depends on having a strong culture of cybersecurity from the C-suite down. A full transcript of the conversation is included. For more information about TVNewsCheck‘s Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat on Oct. 26, click here.

Substack Introduces AI-Powered Audio Transcription Tools

Major Media Companies Are Quietly Blocking ChatGPT

While a shot has yet to be fired, some of the nation’s largest newsrooms are actively taking defensive measures to safeguard their content from ChatGPT, the groundbreaking artificial intelligence chatbot that is seen as a potential aggressor to an already struggling news industry.

India’s Q TV Launches New Original Series ‘Viral Hua Re’, Deploys AI Anchor

QYOU Media India’s Hindi General Entertainment Channel, Q TV, has introduced a new original series, Viral Hua Re, driven by artificial intelligence. In what the company called “a pioneering move […]

‘Big Brother,’ ‘Survivor’ Producer Banijay Launches Fund To Develop TV Shows Using AI

Declaring “the age of artificial intelligence is upon us,” the superindie has set up a fund to finance television formats that have AI at their heart.


There’s Only One Way To Control AI: Nationalization

Charles Jennings: “My years of work in AI have convinced me a huge AI dividend awaits if we can somehow muster the political will to align AI with humanity’s best interests. With so much at stake, it’s time we in the United States got serious about AI policy. We need garden variety federal regulation, sure, but also new models of AI leadership and governance. And we need to consider an idea that would have been unthinkable a year ago. We need to nationalize key parts of AI.”

From Mad Men To Machines? Big Advertisers Shift To AI

Some of the world’s biggest advertisers, from food giant Nestle to consumer goods multinational Unilever, are experimenting with using generative AI software like ChatGPT and DALL-E to cut costs and increase productivity, executives say. But many companies remain wary of security and copyright risks as well as the dangers of unintended biases baked into the raw information feeding the software, meaning humans will remain part of the process for the foreseeable future.

Talking TV: How News Content Authentication Is Battling AI

Pia Blumenthal, design manager for the AContent Authenticity Initiative at Adobe and co-chair of the UX Task Force at the Coalition for Content, Provenance and Authenticity, is on the front lines against news disinformation. She explains how the proliferation of generative AI is making that job a lot harder. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

U.S. Cyber Firm: AI Use Rising In Online Influence Campaigns, But Impact Limited

Google-owned U.S. cybersecurity firm Mandiant said on Thursday it had seen increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) to conduct manipulative information campaigns online in recent years, though the technology’s use in other digital intrusions had been limited so far. Researchers at the Virginia-based company found “numerous instances” since 2019 in which AI-generated content, such as fabricated profile pictures, had been used in politically-motivated online influence campaigns.

Can AI Summaries Save You From Endless Virtual Meetings?

New York Times Considers Legal Action Against OpenAI As Copyright Tensions Swirl

For weeks, The Times and the maker of ChatGPT have been locked in tense negotiations over reaching a licensing deal in which OpenAI would pay The Times for incorporating its stories in the tech company’s AI tools, but the discussions have become so contentious that the paper is now considering legal action.


AI And The Future of Broadcast Meteorology

For overworked TV meteorologists pushing out continuously updated weather content across multiple platforms for 10 hours a day, AI may offer the help they need at a time when the industry needs it most.

Google Adds AI-powered Summaries, Definitions, Coding Improvements

AP Cements AI Era With Newsroom Guidance

When White House-Endorsed Hackers Descended To Test A.I., They Found Flaws Aplenty

New York Times Prohibits Scraping Of Its Content For AI Training

New York Times Drops Out Of AI Coalition

The New York Times has decided not to join a group of media companies attempting to jointly negotiate with the major tech companies over use of their content to power artificial intelligence. The move is a major blow to efforts to Barry Diller’s efforts to establish an industry united front against Google and Microsoft.

Horizon Media Uses AI To ID People Who Influence TV Viewing

IBC: Newsbridge Unleashing New AI Technology MXT-1

At IBC (Sept. 15-18, RAI Amsterdam, Stand 7.C30), Newsbridge will showcase “groundbreaking new features” for its patented AI video indexing technology MXT-1, which combines multimodal and generative AI to understand […]

Disney Creates Task Force To Explore AI And Cut Costs

Walt Disney Co. has created a task force to study artificial intelligence and how it can be applied  across the entertainment conglomerate, even as Hollywood writers and actors battle to limit the industry’s exploitation of the technology. Launched earlier this year, before the Hollywood writers strike, the group is looking to develop AI applications in-house as well as form partnerships with startups, according to three sources.

SEC Chief Is Worried About AI

Gary Gensler, who has studied the consequences of artificial intelligence for years, said that the technology could lead to future financial crises.

FCC Launches Technical Inquiry Into Using AI And Other Tools To Manage Spectrum

Following a recent workshop on the potential impact of AI on the communications sector, The FCC has voted to launch a Notice of Inquiry into non-federal spectrum usage and explore how new data sources, methods and technologies like AI would allow the agency to better manage increasingly congested commercial spectrum. This NOI will explore how new tools can promote effective spectrum management and identify new opportunities for innovation, the FCC said.

Digital Replicas, A Fear of Striking Actors, Already Fill Screens

The technology for morphing flesh-and-blood performers into virtual avatars has been improving for years. Now it has become an issue in the actors’ strike.