'Robot' to write 1 billion stories in 2014 — but will you know it when you see it?
If you’re a human reporter quaking in your boots over news of a Los Angeles Times algorithm that wrote the newspaper’s initial story about an earthquake, you might want to cover your ears for this fact: Software from Automated Insights will generate about 1 billion stories this year — up from 350 million last year, CEO and founder Robbie Allen told Poynter via phone. “Don’t we have enough content in the world?” Allen asked. “We do have too much content, but it’s of the generic and unpersonalized variety.” So should journalists worry?
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