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With new product, Automated Insights hopes to make 'robot journalism' cheaper and more plentiful

"It's the year 299, and we catch up with our dastardly group along the rippling waters of The Riverlands. Tywin Lannister with the Lannisters strike Edmure Tullys and the Tullys. The Lannisters outweigh the Tullys in number with an army of 20,000 men. But with a twist of fate, Edmure Tullys and Jason Mallister defend Red Fork, claiming victory." If … Read More
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Resistance is futile: AP to use computers to cover college baseball games

Graphic by Deposit PhotoOn the surface, this lede hardly is memorable: “North Carolina grabbed the lead in the top of the 10th inning as a wild pitch by Clark Labitan allowed Colin Moran to score the go-ahead run. The Tar Heels held on to defeat Virginia Tech 9-8.” Jim Murray, it is not, but dig a bit deeper and … Read More
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AP will use software to write NCAA game stories

Automated Insights, a company that provides language generation software to The Associated Press and other organizations, announced Wednesday the news cooperative will use the software to produce thousands of stories about collegiate sports. The Associated Press will begin publishing automatically generated sports stories this spring, beginning with Division I baseball, according to a press release. This new partnership will allow … Read More
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Robot-writing increased AP's earnings stories by tenfold

Since The Associated Press adopted automation technology to write its earnings reports, the news cooperative has generated 3,000 stories per quarter, ten times its previous output, according to a press release from Automated Insights, the company behind the automation. Those stories also contained "far fewer errors" than stories written by actual journalists. The Associated Press began publishing earnings reports … Read More
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'Retro' email newsletters are 'taking off'; Facebook blasted for News Feed study

Here's our roundup of the top digital and social media stories you should know about (and from Andrew Beaujon, 10 media stories to start your day): — "Newsletters are clicking because readers have grown tired of the endless stream of information on the Internet," David Carr of The New York Times writes, "and having something finite and recognizable … Read More
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