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Could robots be the journalists of the future? Not quite yet says the Guardian:)

Not quite yet I guess… But they could make for some nice assistants?

Could robots be the journalists of the future?
https://www.theguardian.com/media/shortcuts/2014/mar/16/could-robots-be-journalist-of-future

Forbes.com already uses an artificial intelligence platform provided by the technology company Narrative Science to generate automated news from live data sets and content harvested from previous articles. What makes it possible is that business news content tends to be formulaic and data-heavy, listing places, stocks and company names. The LA Times, meanwhile, uses robots to report on earthquakes: the organisation relies on an algorithm that pulls in data on magnitude, place and time from a US Geological Survey site.

 

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