RoboJournalism

About: new reporter? call him al, for algorithm - yahoo! news canada

Well robo-blogo-journalism is prevalent in the election news why not in the economic & sports news.
source: ...

"If it's not in the data, we can't say anything about it. We're very aware of that, but more of what goes on is data-driven," Hammond said.

"The feedback has been very positive. We haven't done anything goofy or embarrassing so far."

One goof came from a company called Journatic, a partner of the Chicago Tribune, which uses a combination of human editors in the US and overseas and computer algorithms to generated "hyperlocal" news.

Some news organizations complained when they discovered the "bylines" generated were made-up names, not real journalists, in the Tribune, Houston Chronicle and San Francisco Chronicle, a violation of ethics policies for the dailies.

...
What ethics? What we have in the elections coverage is whack-a-mole-robo-blogo-jurno-crap. Press conference anyone?

Tags

  1. ai
  2. journalism

Comments


Mark de LA says
What I wanted at one point in siring this group was to find AI apps to scan the media & digest it all down to the basic & reliable formula of who, what, when, where, why & how etc. in the news. Seems as if the reverse may be happening - (adding spin to data?) 
See: http://fastblogit.com/tags/event%20data%20model 


Mark de LA says
seth 2012-07-12 08:22:22 16081
This is what is going on here ...
source: press releases of the company Narrative Science

We Transform Data into Stories and Insight™

Artificial Intelligence. Human Insight. Real Results.
There is no shortage of data, in fact just about every company we talk to is drowning in data. As the volume of data continues to rise exponentially, companies need a better way to understand, use and monetize the data they already have. Narrative Science helps companies leverage their data by automatically creating easy-to-use and consistent narrative reporting through our artificial intelligence platform, Quill™. We also help publishers who are faced with the constant challenge of keeping up with the speed, scale and cost demands of content creation. We offer an innovative and cost-effective solution that allows publishers to cover topics that can’t otherwise be covered due to operational or cost constraints.

... interesting.  I would like to have seen an actual news article in its context that had been published by Quill ... it's strange how these published news articles do not hyperlink to the actual events .. just one of my pet peeves.

Is there an independent robot to do the fact checking too? I'm jumping way ahead to automatic polling results, election results etc.

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