Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Automated Journalists Are Years Away

April 27, 2016
Rieder: Lots of buyers for newspapers

And no one has figured out how to automate reporters yet. - David Chavern, president and CEO of the Newspaper Association of America

January 29, 2015
AP's 'robot journalists' are writing their own stories now

According to AI's public relations manager James Kotecki, the Wordsmith platform generates millions of articles per week; other partners include Allstate, Comcast, and Yahoo, whose fantasy football reports are automated. Kotecki estimates the company's system can produce 2,000 articles per second if need be.

When I say that automated journalists are years away, I actually mean moving backwards in time. See? The headline makes sense now.

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