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The world’s largest news organisation, Associated Press, gets its computers to write finance stories, using software called Wordsmith. And the same software also writes sports reports for Yahoo, and real estate copy for Homesnap.
Automated Insights’ patented Wordsmith platform transforms Big Data into narrative reports by spotting patterns, correlations and key insights in the data and then describing them in plain English, just like a human would.
At Sweden’s Karlstad University, Christer Clerwall got his journalism students to read two reports of football games. Four out of ten who read the robot text thought it was written by a journalist.
And five out of ten who read the journalist’s story reckoned it was written by a robot.
Developers claim the software can be programmed to produce general news, movie reviews and, heaven forbid, even opinion
originally posted by: xuenchen
I bet they can program the things to be on one side of an issue too.
I wounder what a debate would be like for 2 opposites?
Put on your tin foil hats everyone...
Most people are aware that bots make up sixty one percent of internet traffic, but did you know that they've also taken up journalism?
That's right-bots are now breaking the news in more ways than one.