Rise of the robo-journalists? Google teaches an AI the art of writing a good headline

Will newspaper headline writing soon be the job of artificial intelligence? Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto While headline writing is an art that’s been mastered by some humans, it’s one that machines find particularly difficult. Google claims to have overcome some of the struggles computers have with summarising text and to have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can write “very good” headlines. The model, developed by the Google Brain Team and based on Google’s TensorFlow software library, produced several passable news headlines using extracts from articles. The software turned “metro-goldwyn-mayer reported a third-quarter net loss of dlrs 16 million due mainly to the effect of accounting rules adopted this year” into the headline “mgm reports 16 million net loss on higher revenue”. In another example, it summarised: “australian wine exports hit a…


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