Will robot reporters replace humans?

Sign up and we notify you about new features and Add-Ons Machine-generated news era is not far off, but funding is insufficient. By Jihyoung Son / Illustration by Gavin Huang. As soon as the Korean stock market closes, a computer program collects information from the Korean bourse, puts it through an algorithm, sorts out remarkable figures — or news — and generates a 600-word straight article. All of it happens in the blink of an eye — 0.3 seconds. The robot reporter, named IamFNBOT, is distinguished with its own byline and email address (robot@fnnews.com). The computer covers the local stock market and publishes an article daily for The Financial News, a local news outlet dedicated to business and economy. From data analytics to news monitoring systems and social media-combing fintech…


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