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Bloomberg's Mickelthwait: 'Future of news to be more digital, personalised, automated, paid for' (1)

How are personalisation and automation going to influence the work of newsrooms? What is their expected impact on democracy and audiences? Which business model will prove to be sustainable for news organisations? Bloomberg’s Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait answered our questions on what the future of news is going to be made of, and how Bloomberg is already tackling it.

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Automating BuzzFeed

How are AI and automation used at BuzzFeed to inform publishing decisions across their many, many pages? At a meeting with the GEN Study Tour group in New York City, Gilad Lotan, VP head of data science at BuzzFeed, let us take a peek at some of their internal dashboards, learn about their AB testing process, and find out how to stop a chili dog recipe from getting automatically posted on BuzzFeed Animals.

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Boosting creativity through blockchain

After the wave of blockchain explainers at the end of 2017 lifted (some) of the confusion regarding the workings of the technology, more and more things are happening in the blockchain space this year. One of these includes a project called DAFNE, brought to us by a collaboration of European partners. It aims to boost Europe's collective creative effort by providing a decentralised platform where musicians, journalists, coders, writers, photographers, video producers (and the list goes on) can sell their creativity without a middleman controlling the distribution, pricing and revenue model.

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