Google is funding a news site with robot writers


Scribes everywhere, look alive: Google is now funding a project which will use AI to write automated news stories, The Press Association, a UK news agency, received about $807,000 from the third round of Google’s Digital News Initiative funding. Their project? Reporters and Data and Robots, or RADAR, an AI/human collaborative news site which will produce “a daily diet of compelling stories.” RADAR is listed on the DNI site as a “large” project, with a goal towards providing a steady stream of ready-made content for smaller news sites: Using a combination of editorial expertise and automation, applied to the burgeoning supply…

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