9mobile trains journalists in AI-powered journalism


Through Chinenye Anuforo

9mobile took its knowledge-sharing session for media partners up a notch in the third edition of its capacity building initiative designed to familiarize journalists with emerging trends in journalism.

On the theme “Responding to emerging challenges in journalism with the use of AI-based tools”, the session was moderated by experienced multimedia producer and social media strategist, Usifo Omozokpea, who is the development manager of audience (West Africa) at The Conversation Africa.

According to Omozokpea, artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of the process of human intelligence or human activities through machines, especially computer systems. He noted that there are specific applications of AI, including expert systems, natural language processing, speech recognition and machine vision. These tools, he said, improve the work of media professionals and can help them collaborate better.

According to him, there are various tools that have been designed to meet the specific needs of the media. He urged participants to take advantage of the various AI tools available to them to improve their professional practice.

Speaking during the session, 9mobile Executive Director of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Abdulrahman Ado, represented by 9mobile Public Relations Manager Chineze Amanfo, said that the knowledge shared in the training session was proved useful to all participants.

“This clearly shows that learning is a continuum in order to remain relevant as media practitioners in this emerging era of artificial intelligence. The need to constantly improve the skill set in terms of modern technological tools remains crucial, ”she said.

Amanfo noted that the knowledge participants gained during the training would help them work smarter and even create space for smart collaboration with colleagues in a transparent and professional manner. She thanked everyone for attending the session.

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