Robo-journalism: How a computer describes a sports match

Robo-journalism: How a computer describes a sports match By Stephen Beckett BBC Click TV 12 September 2015 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Much of the promise of artificial intelligence is yet to be realised, but in some areas it’s already proving its worth. Meet the robot journalists that one day might steal my job.Robo-journalism is the process of automatically writing complete and complex news stories without any human intervention. Here are two “robo”-written articles – the first, penned by a program called Wordsmith, created by US company Automated Insights.News organisation the Associated Press plans to use Wordsmith to write thousands of sports reports, like the one below. But how does a robot journalist work? The short articles below have been chopped up, with key bits highlighted and…


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