R&D Chief
The Wall Street Journal

Francesco Marconi is the R&D Chief at The Wall Street Journal leading a team of machine learning engineers, data scientists and editors. His most recent work focuses on algorithmic auditing, DeepFakes verification and AI ethics. Prior to WSJ he managed strategy at the Associated Press where he co-led content automation and artificial intelligence efforts.

Francesco was recognized by MediaShift as one of the top 20 digital media innovators, named to the 25 under 35 next generation of publishing leaders by Editor & Publisher Magazine, and nominated as a Digiday Future Leader Awards finalist. He is an affiliate researcher at MIT Media Lab and a Tow Fellow at Columbia University. His ideas have been featured on The New York Times, Forbes, Quartz, AdWeek, Digiday, World Economic Forum, Columbia Journalism Review, Harvard Digital Initiative, Nieman Lab.

Francesco’s book “Newsmakers: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Journalism” will be published by Columbia University Press in September 2019.