Idea Almanac

“Technology also posed a more absurd threat to my career. For more than a decade, early adopters had been talking up the potential of artificial intelligence to automate aspects of journalism. The software that had since been deployed – Bloomberg’s Cyborg, The Washington Post’s Heliograf, and Guardian Australia’s ReporterMate – were mostly trained on simple, formulaic stories, such as company earnings and the results of sports games, but one could see the technology progressing.”

Excerpt From: Bo Seo. “Good Arguments.”