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Your Tweets Are Why The Next Walter Cronkite Will Be A Robot
Robo-journalists are already writing the next generation of news stories

Just rank it: the Synapsify approach to analyzing data

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Stephen Candelmo was a lawyer in Washington D.C. in 2008 when a colleague introduced him to a client named Lawrence Au and Au’s technology for analyzing English-language text. Au showed off how it was possible to analyze a book and bring to the fore short passages that best sum up...
Just rank it: the Synapsify approach to analyzing data
Washington Post's Truth Teller and the future of robots doing journalism
Coders Can't Put Writers Out Of A Job Yet, But We'd Better Watch Our Backs
Narrative Science sets its robot writers to creating unstructured stories

The C.I.A. Invests In Narrative Science and Its Automated Writers

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Narrative Science has already proven that its robot writers can make sentences that are good enough for newspapers and internal company reports. Now they’re going to work for the CIA. The Chicago-based startup, which uses computers to turn structured data sets into prose, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding...
The C.I.A. Invests In Narrative Science and Its Automated Writers

Programming The News: The Future Of Reporting Is Algorithms

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This may seem like the sort of statement usually delivered by an overblown narrator as rockets and lasers go zooming* by, but here goes: In the world of journalism, the future is now! Granted, it's the kind of future that often makes waves in the present and raises at...
Programming The News: The Future Of Reporting Is Algorithms

Are robots and content farms the future of the news?

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There was some consternation in the media industry this week when the Chicago Tribune announced that it was letting more than 20 of its journalists go and handing over its local coverage to an outfit called Journatic, which looked to some like a “content farm” not unlike AOL’s hyper-local...
Are robots and content farms the future of the news?

Twitter + Robots = Instant Stories, No Humans Required

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Hey, how’s Newt Gingrich doing on Twitter? You could try answering this question yourself by combing through Twitter and looking at what Newt says there, and what people are saying about Newt there. But that would take time and effort. Much easier to have a computer track this down for...
Twitter + Robots = Instant Stories, No Humans Required

Why Write Your Own Book When An Algorithm Can Do It For You?

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Phil Parker is unlike any writer you've ever met - or read for that matter. That's because he doesn't write most of his books. Instead, the trained economist uses sophisticated algorithms that can pen a whole book from start to finish in as little as a few minutes. The secret...
Why Write Your Own Book When An Algorithm Can Do It For You?

Coming to Yahoo: Fantasy Football + Robot Writers

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Siri can help you order tomato soup. But what if you want to read a story about your fantasy football team’s exploits, immediately after the week’s games finish up? For that you need a different artificial intelligence engine — the kind Automated Insights wants to show off. Automated Insights is...
Coming to Yahoo: Fantasy Football + Robot Writers

Robot scribe threatens the well-being of journalists everywhere

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The most common complaint from readers of newspapers, blogs, and websites are accusations of bias. You’re an apologist, you’re a hater, you’re a fanboy. Why so negative! We’ve heard them all. What if the next news story you read was not written by a human at all, and instead by...
Robot scribe threatens the well-being of journalists everywhere

Zynga Layoffs and the NSA on Your Phone -- 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

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In case you missed anything, here’s a quick roundup of the news that powered AllThingsD this week: Zynga to Lay Off 520 Employees — 18 Percent of Staff — and Shutter New York and L.A. Offices in Refocus on Mobile What the NSA Wants to Know About You and Your...
Zynga Layoffs and the NSA on Your Phone -- 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week
Why are journalists hostile to Forbes' Lewis DVorkin? He wants them to get real

Narrative Science goes beyond 'robot journalism' with CIA investment

venturebeat.com
Chicago-based Narrative Science has a knack for unsettling journalists. That’s because it has developed artificial intelligence and communications tech that can turn structured data-sets into prose. The company is known for its ability to automate sports and finance content. But Narrative Science’s algorithms may have another use, beyond perpetuating the...
Narrative Science goes beyond 'robot journalism' with CIA investment

The CIA takes an interest in Narrative Science's quick summaries of big data

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Narrative Science has attracted media attention because it has the potential of disrupting people who work in the media. The company’s technology can take heaps of data about, say, a sports game, a company’s quarterly earnings or a person’s life and surface the most important stuff. Now it appears Narrative...
The CIA takes an interest in Narrative Science's quick summaries of big data

In the Future, a Computer Will Probably Write this Post

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Mr. Hammond (LinkedIn.com) Like any proud papa, Narrative Science cofounder and CTO Kristian Hammond has ambitions for his article-writing algorithm. In 15 years, he told Wired, 90 percent of news will be computer-generated. In 20 years, there'll be no topic his company doesn't cover. He even believes that a computer will win...
In the Future, a Computer Will Probably Write this Post
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