In today’s episode, Ryan Serpico joins host Nikita Roy to discuss how he built the first generative AI tool that is helping power local newsrooms across Hearst Newspapers.
Ryan is Hearst Newspapers first AI and Automation Engineer, where he takes advantage of the latest developments in generative AI to empower journalists in Hearst Newspapers' local newsrooms across the country. Prior to moving into this role, he spent three years at the San Antonio Express-News, first as a digital producer and then as a graphics reporter. He graduated from the University of Florida in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2018. You can follow him on mastodon (https://mastodon.social/@ryan_serpico) and on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ryan_serpico).
We also discuss Ryan’s transition from the editorial side of the newsroom to the technical side, how he views privacy concerns regarding generative AI and his advice for journalists looking to get more technical with AI.
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