Can Robots Run the News?

#Technology

Thu, Jul 15th, 2010 10:51 by capnasty NEWS

To the chagrin of sports reporters everywhere, a team from Northwestern University's engineering and journalism schools has created a program that automatically generates sports news stories. Stats Monkey uses the box score and play-by-play -- even quotes, if they're available online -- to compile articles that follow one of the system's pre-defined narrative arcs.

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