The AI tool chasm in PR

A new CIPR #AIinPR project finds that AI tool vendors are not addressing the PR market. Tool adoption is almost entirely limited to automation tools. There is an important ongoing conversation in public relations about the speed of innovation, the adoption of tools and artificial intelligence, enabling people to work smarter or replacing roles. Technology […]

Required skills in PR are evolving: We need AI innovators

By Kerry Sheehan, chair of the AIinPR Panel. Artificial intelligence poses one of the biggest reputation risks to businesses, organisations and brands and as automation and AI adoption now accelerates. In recent years, AI has been positioned as one of the biggest commercial opportunities for global economies. Pre the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Government Department for […]

AI and Strategic PR: The new frontier

By Miguel Martinez, PhD, In the last decade, the PR and communications industry has gone through a huge transformation, with sources of information increasing exponentially in volume and speed, as well as a complete change in information consumption patterns. Unfortunately, this has forced PR professionals to focus on more tactical tasks, rather than using their […]

AI and data science understanding is now critical for PR professionals

Article researched by infoNation and supported by Chris Tomlinson, director, The Data Science Foundation, We are now in the midst of the 4th industrial revolution characterised by many as ‘’a fusion of technologies blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.” Data is right at the epicentre of this revolution: it continues to turn entire […]

Humans on AI

What future for PR professionals in an automated world? At a Business Wire roundtable, Influence brought together leading professionals and a pioneer in ‘machine journalism’ to discuss the big questions… By Matthew Rock, After a long career in print and broadcast journalism, Gary Rogers knew that the way audiences consume news – in real time […]

Professions versus machines

A CIPR project led by Professor Anne Gregory is set to explore the impact of AI on the professions. Public relations exhibits many of the qualities associated with a profession but is very much a work in progress. A profession is defined by a number of criteria including: Barrier to entry in the form of […]

VAR: The end of human referees?

Last week I attended the Annual Growing Gloucestershire Conference, with the theme of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Topics discussed included futurism, robots, artificial intelligence and the changes that would be brought about by the proliferation of the last two. This got me thinking about where artificial intelligence (AI) can make a big difference. The theory […]

Tackling the impact of tech and AI on PR

The march of technology in PR is undeniable. Here’s a plan for embracing innovation in your organisation. AI has become a catch all term to describe technology that simplifies a task for a human being. It’s unhelpful and is contributing to hype and uncertainty around the topic. I’m frustrated by the polarised nature of the […]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in PR & business – friend or foe?

By Maria Loupa, Account Director Ballou PR; MCIPR; # AIinPR panel  With the fourth industrial revolution upon us, there is no doubt that AI will create significant business opportunities and will have a tremendous societal and economic impact on our lives. However, ethical dilemmas keep being raised by new advancements in the field – from […]