In the US, algorithms are already reporting the news

Resource Author:  Mercedes Bunz
Resource Date:  3/30/2010
Resource Name:  The Guardian
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Algorithms producing journalism? What might sound like a futuristic setting is already becoming reality.

Journalistic texts are characterised by a certain structure that algorithms can be programmed to imitate. The first tests still read or sound like early prototypes, but they’re already around in sports journalism, with finance or local news to come next.