The Future of Writing? China’s AI Reporter Published 450 Articles During Rio Olympics

In Brief Chinese search engine and news outlet Toutiao is using an artificial intelligence known as Xiaomingbot to publish articles on the Olympics. The bot was able to write a total of 450 articles during the 15-day event. With dwindling budgets that require big layoffs, you really can’t fault the news industry if it wants to catch a break. And to that end (although this is not so awesome for the news industry’s writers), a lot of media outlets are kind of going full AI. Case in point, The Washington Post threw its hat in the AI game when setting it’s AI, “Heliograf,” to cover the Olympics, writing basic stories and keeping tallies of medal counts. But one news outlet has them beat. Search engine and news syndication service Toutiao has employed Xiaomingbot, an AI writing…


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