Personless reporting

Computers are writing some business stories for Thomson, a business- information provider, according to a company representative. Against a backdrop where consumers of financial news are always clamoring for speedy information to help them with stock deals, and corporations the world over are fixed on automation, Thomson says that computer scribes can spit out an earnings story in 0.3 seconds after the results have been made public. Most human reporters can’t create a blank Microsoft Word document that fast.

Read this story from C|Net.  For more, read Robot reporter crunches financial data and Robots Wrote This from WIRED.

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