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‘Are Robots Taking Our Jobs?’ A reflection

Vilde Haaland Axelsen

Are Robots Taking Our Jobs? A digital artefact by Vilde Haaland Axelsen 

From my first pitch, I decided that I wanted to look into how technology and robots are ‘taking over’ the world. At first, I wanted to look at robots in general and in every aspect. I soon after the feedback from my pitch that is would be too broad and that it would be more feasible if I only looked at one aspect, and therefore I chose to look into how technology has taken over our job and what it might look like in the future. Therefore, I named my DA Are Robots taking out jobs? I hoped to answer this question through my research.

I originally wanted to look into the long-term future, around 50 years from now. But when I was starting to write my Digital artefact, I soon found out that it would make more…

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BCM 325 final project

The concepts in my final digital artefacts and original ideas are not much different. At the time, I made some changes to my plan based on feedback from my tutor and my peers after the first DA project presentation, from researching artificial intelligence announcers to studying and writing robots.
Machine writing dates back to the 1950s. The machine was just used to translate and study the text at that time. Until the 1970s, the expansion of computer technology applications led to the study of machine writing in other fields, such as using machine writing to generate description texts in games, and scholars began to try to create isolated sentences. In the 1980s, machine writing technology was developed by leaps and bounds, and gradually applied to the generation of paragraphs and chapters. With the development of advanced technology, by the beginning of the 21st century, machine writing technology is mature, and many fields have begun to independently develop and use robot writing systems including the news industry (Li et al. 2018). From a world perspective, the widespread use of writing robots has led to the development of journalism around the world. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the Los Angeles Times has been automated writing report since the earthquake in 2014. An agency in the Netherlands uses an intelligent algorithm to write simple language stories for children’s news lines. Tencent, the Chinese technology giant, has demonstrated a system that can automatically write about voice reports. The Chinese national news agency, Xinhua News Agency, is also increasing the use of artificial intelligence in the workplace (Baraniuk 2018). My methodology is mainly based on a large amount of reading news and academic articles. I didn’t do the survey because I think there are many limitations to this type of survey. For example, the options are very rigid. This does not apply to the ideas of each participant.
Moreover, the problems I studied were more esoteric, so I chose to summarize the opinions published by the experts in the media area on the Internet about writing robots and intelligent algorithm writing. Fanta (2017) said in the article that today’s news automation is not automated. Such applications suffer from many drawbacks such as limited data access, inadequate technology, and different cultural restrictions in newsrooms. So he believes that in the future, the development of writing robots should focus on improving the ability of intelligent systems to generate data and the ability to make natural language automatically.
I think the strong point of this project is that through the research we know that the future news industry will still have jobs for media students, and We don’t have to panic for future replacements with robots. The limitation of the investigation is that it is now in the period when artificial intelligence is just beginning to develop, and many things are unpredictable. And for my entire work, the scope of the study is narrow. Because I only focus on human editing will not be replaced, but there are still many positions in the news industry to be studied.
1. 李凌云、闫敏、任皓:《新闻自动写作若干技术研究》,人民网,2018年2月12日
Li, L. Yan, M. & Ren, H. 2018,’ Research on Several Techniques of News Automatic Writing’, People’s Daily Online, 12 February, accessed 4 June 2019,

2. Baraniuk, C. 2018, ‘Would you care if this feature had been written by a robot?’, BBC News, 30 January, accessed 6 June 2019,

3. Alexander, F. (2017), ‘Putting Europe’s Robots on the Map: Automated journalism in news agencies’, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, pp.1-21

王曉萱 Felicia Wang

There is no doubt that the development of technology has and will continue to change our lives profoundly. In the era of information overload, we are not looking for information, but the information is surrounding or even drowning us. Writing robots, algorithm recommendations, robot anchors, these seemingly “futuristic technology” concepts have appeared more and more frequent in people’s field of vision in recent years. It can be said that this is the best era for the development of the media industry and also the worst age. This will continue to affect journalism as the external environment continues to change. However, media workers are starting to get nervous, and the students who want to work in the newsroom are confused about their future.

The question “Is the robot used to help news editors or to replace them” has become a topic of public discussion in the news industry in recent times…

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A Final Self – Reflection (The Comments)



Hi Olivia !

This is such an interesting and great pitch. I also really like the play on words with your name and your D.A idea. I am assuming the “Vi” is from your name? Correct me if I am wrong lol.

You addressed the feedback you received from your first pitch really well. Your D.A is definitely sustainable and reusable especially as we move into a more digital age. With many environmental issues becoming more and more apparent the market for e-cards is certainly growing.

I was wondering in the future would you consider personalising your product. I went on your Instagram and it’s really well put together, aesthetically pleasing and you seem to have gained a small following on there. So I thought would you be opposed to opening a poll or asking your following what they would like to see? Even if you were tossing…

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A Final Reflection (The Tweets)


giphy (6)

I am sure I am not alone in saying that live tweeting was one of, if not my favourite part about participating in BCM325 Future Cultures this semester. I myself had never engaged in live tweeting this extensively before so in the first couple of weeks it was a struggle to get the hang of it. However after my last critical self reflection I learnt a number of things.

When I first started live tweeting my responses and comments on the live screening were more surface level that academically challenging. I commented on what I saw more from a more shallow perspective. I quickly realised that this was to be expected because I was not conducting enough research prior to the live screenings and thus my engagement was as in depth as it should’ve been.

Fortunately I learnt my lesson and approached live tweeting much differently for the last couple…

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Beta Presentation-revised

This is a revised beta presentation of my former one. Some unclear parts are clearer hopefully.

Jiafeng Guo

My DA is going to address the future cultures challenge with regard to the future of interpreting. With the development of technology, more and more people believe that we don’t need any human interpreters in the future. So my responsibility is to do some research and draw an objective conclusion. The feedback I’ve received from previous have been taken into consideration which made me focus on specific aspects of the impact of AI on interpreting.

The method I’m going to take is creating a website on the topic of the future of interpreting. The social utility of this topic is to arouse people’s awareness on the important role interpreters play in the international arena and make them ponder about prospects of language barriers.

Then the researches I’ve done in this area are including two parts: First, from the perspective of some official organizations such as the United Nations, how do…

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My DA!!!!

Koranith Rusakul

My project is become YouTube and explain about car technology could have been in 10 to 15 or 20 years ago. As we all know that car tech has developing during time since normal car to cruise control then self-driving car in nowadays. Background of my DA is based on my own interested. I’m a big fan of car news and car tech, I’ve seen they are improving during time in terms of performance and gadgets. For example, entertainment screen that getting smarter and more functional during time. I’ve watched a lot of car tech video on YouTube and it’s heavily inspired me. My method was changing during time from the started. I was going to make a video like “Vlog” just filming myself talking to the camera and give a full of information. That was my first prototype ever. However, during the editing I asked my girlfriend to watch…

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UOW Digital Media Society – DA & Contextual Essay

Diversity, Communication & Culture

This semester for BCM325Future Cultures,I have been lucky enough to have been utilising my Executive role within the UOW Digital Media Society (DMS). I have been working closely with fellow BCM325 students Alex Mastronardi (Treasurer) and Callum Harvey (President), as well as the rest of the executive team – Meggen Pigram (Vice President) and Sunny Commandeur (Events Coordinator). We have been working hard to create a number of tangible DMS resources and artefacts to benefit the overall longevity of our society on campus.


Digital Artefact Group Components:

+ UOWDMS Podcast

+ UOWDMS on Twitter

+ UOWDMS on Facebook

My Digital Artefact & Individual Contribution is The UOWDMS Website!

The Future Cultures DA Challenge:

We see can see a widespread necessity for setting BCM students and students from other facilities on a trajectories of career success after they leave university and “…involvement in student organizations has a…

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