Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Narrative Science, robot journalists, customized news, and the danger to civil discourse. - Slate Magazine

Excerpt from Evgeny Morozov on automated journalism:
"Don't miss the irony here: Automated platforms are now “writing” news reports about companies that make their money from automated trading. These reports are eventually fed back into the financial system, helping the algorithms to spot even more lucrative deals. Essentially, this is journalism done by robots and for robots. The only upside here is that humans get to keep all the cash."
Narrative Science, robot journalists, customized news, and the danger to civil discourse. - Slate Magazine
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