Dr. Mohamed Abdulzaher

Egyptian Media Expert Dr. Mohamed Abdulzaher: “AI Journalism” is the next revolution in Media industry

Dr. Mohamed Abdulzaher, the Egyptian media’s and academic expert, confirmed that AI Journalism is the next revolution in Media and 4IR will provide new technologies for the media such as Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality, Blockchain, artificial intelligence, as well as 3D printing and robots, which will have a great impact on the media industry during the coming two decades, and will witness the launching of AI.

Mohamed Abdulzaher, a researcher specializing in media and techniques of AI Journalism (Artificial Intelligence Journalism), says: “The era of the citizen journalism is about to end, the world is moving to a new journalism is a new term that has not been used by many.

It will replace citizen journalism and coincide with the techniques of 4IR, where Media seek to use the techniques of AI and 4IR to the fullest in terms of: relying on the latest satellites that penetrate the Internet speed to beyond 1000 MB and the use of 3D cameras in a superior, clearer and more comprehensive way than the naked eye, as well as thousands of robots covering events in the most dangerous places, such as war zones, fires, seabed, in space, and above the skyscrapers.

Artificial intelligence journalism

Abdulzaher added: ” News broadcasting works completely without human intervention except behind cameras, the robot conveys the event, which is filmed using the latest video and audio transmission technology.

Robot argues in the studio, presents and analyzes, writes news headlines on the screens, and even comments as an interpreter to guests in different languages, this is “AI Journalism”.

Mohamed Abdulzaher assured that: “AI Journalism” will create a new revolution in the media industry, where there are no geographic or legal borders, no restrictions imposed by governments on the freedom of News broadcasting and to access to information, competition will be very strong.

The winner of the race will be the one who get those opportunities, and has the latest modern technologies, and can integrate them into the media industry, but unfortunately the third world countries will become a market penetrated by all these channels and modern technologies to reach the sovereign information by the media.

Abdulzaher mentioned that: with “AI Journalism”, there is no room for suppressing the revolutions of peoples, or hide disasters and accidents in some countries, there will be satellites, and media’s legions of “Robots” whom will be ready at any time to reach anywhere”.

He expected that Global spending on AI is expected to reach $ 1 trillion by 2030, specially that the world’s largest companies are injecting millions of dollars into investments in this field.

No wonder that over the next five years “growth” in AI rates will be included as an indicator of global economic growth, as well as the share per capita technology of 4IR, along with national income, GDP, inflation and other Indicators that measure the power of the state economically, all indicators strongly support the growth of AI Journalism.

Finally he remarked to that “AI Journalism” is the future of the Media and the countries of the world must be aware of the role that the 4IR can play in enabling AI of that industry.

It worth to mention that Mohamed Abdulzaher worked for BBC as a journalist, and as a media trainer at United Nations, then chief editor at British “Thomson Reuters”.

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