By Serife Cetin
PRAGUE (AA) - European news agencies discussed artificial intelligence in a general assembly meeting and conference held from Wednesday till Friday.
The event of European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA) was hosted by Czech News Agency (CTK) in Prague, having the title "AI: opportunities, threats and long term perspectives for news agency strategy".
A total of 50 administrators from 27 countries participated the event, including Anadolu Agency editor-in-chief Metin Mutanoglu and Anadolu Agency Europe news editor Yusuf Kaya.
At the general assembly meeting, two new EANA board members were also elected, replacing two other members who have resigned.
U.K.'s Press Association Chief Executive Clive Marshall and Albanian News Agency Chief Executive Armela Krasniqi were elected to board membership for three years.
EANA serves as a professional platform to increase cooperation and information exchange between European news agencies by holding conferences each year where problems and the future perspectives are being discussed.
EANA was founded on Aug. 21, 1956 in connection with a conference on new media technology held in Strasbourg, France.
Its founding fathers were Western European news agencies, Anadolu Agency and Tanjug (Yugoslavia). In 1970, agencies behind the so-called "iron curtain" were invited to join.
* Writing by Fatih Hafiz Mehmet in Ankara