UK-Based Press Association Building Robot Journalists

Published by , July 10, 2017 12:21 pm

(Newsy)  The U.K.-based Press Association is building a service called “RADAR,” which stands for “Reporters And Data And Robots” with the help of Google’s Digital News Initiative. As the name suggests, RADAR will use reporters and open data sets to help robots write up to 30,000 news stories a month.
RADAR will still utilize skilled journalists to gather and check some data. Reporters will be responsible for identifying open databases from the government or local authorities. They’ll then create story templates for various topics for the robots to fill in, and stories will be automatically produced in multiple versions for different local readerships.

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