Robot Journalism

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robotjournalistA few weeks ago at Educause, I saw a presentation by Kyle Bowen and the team at Penn State on Robot Writers and the Future of Open Learning Materials. Basically, Kyle and his team have been working on algorithmic approaches for creating open-content textbooks outlined by authors and written by robots. In the presentation, Kyle indicated that the Associated Press is already doing this. The video below comes from the Daily Show and is a great conversation starter on Digital Darwinism and the future of journalism and writing.

 

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