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The news is written and delivered by Robots

Posted by: | April 5, 2016 | No Comment |

… ok not really, but there are a few new technologies that have emergergered recently that automate news writing and delivery.

 

1- In China, a new channel is using Microsoft artificial intelligence to all to anchors and deliver weather forecasts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3rKavB0krs#t=46

This is interesting because in the future this could remove weather anchors like Al Roker.

 

2- Computer programs are writing some Associated Press stories

While the software was used to report on some business stories, this does not mean that repairs jobs will go away. Robots are not able to generate opinions or even formulate interview questions.

 

Both of these examples show that fact base news is very easy to cover. Subjects like weather and business are very easy to report on because they are just numbers. However, for a story where the reporter has to formulate and discuss opinions, like politics, are difficult for robots to report on.

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