Family: German Journalist Jailed in Venezuela as Spy

German freelance journalist Billy Six has circled the globe with a hand-held video camera asking people living through wars and strife to tell their stories.

But when he turned his lens to Venezuela, documenting the economic collapse and mass migration from the socialist country, he wounded up in jail on charges that his family says include spying — accusations they reject as false.

Newsrooms Must Learn How to Use AI: ‘Trust in Journalism is at Stake’

Machine learning, algorithms and natural language processing are now becoming common ways to talk about how we report, produce and distribute the news.

Although artificial intelligence (AI) can be trained to recognise faces and objects, understand languages, solve problems and produce thousands of articles from different data sets, can robots really do the job of a journalist?

Lisa Gibbs, business editor for The Associated Press explained how the publisher has been using artificial intelligence over the past four years.