Chao: First it was bloggers, then it was crowd sourcing, now—Robots! Check out this article from the NYT that talks about a software that can write an article based on data such as sports scores and financial data.  Photo from Waste Not Do Want.

In Case You Wondered, a Real Human Wrote This Column



The clever code is the handiwork of Narrative Science, a start-up in Evanston, Ill., that offers proof of the progress of artificial intelligence — the ability of computers to mimic human reasoning.
The company’s software takes data, like that from sports statistics, company financial reports and housing starts and sales, and turns it into articles. For years, programmers have experimented with software that wrote such articles, typically for sports events, but these efforts had a formulaic, fill-in-the-blank style. They read as if a machine wrote them.



Read on at NYT

Chao: First it was bloggers, then it was crowd sourcing, now—Robots! Check out this article from the NYT that talks about a software that can write an article based on data such as sports scores and financial data.  Photo from Waste Not Do Want.

In Case You Wondered, a Real Human Wrote This Column

The clever code is the handiwork of Narrative Science, a start-up in Evanston, Ill., that offers proof of the progress of artificial intelligence — the ability of computers to mimic human reasoning.

The company’s software takes data, like that from sports statistics, company financial reports and housing starts and sales, and turns it into articles. For years, programmers have experimented with software that wrote such articles, typically for sports events, but these efforts had a formulaic, fill-in-the-blank style. They read as if a machine wrote them.

Read on at NYT

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