The Washington Post’s robot reporter, Heliograf, has published 850 articles in the past year

tl;dr → they are using robots so that reporters can focus on “high value work.” i.e. most of what you’re reading, right now, today, even at the big brightly-lit news shops, is farmed content auto-formfill-assembled drek.

Mentions

  • Heliograph
  • The Associated Press
  • USA Today

Quoted

  • Jeremy Gilbert, director of strategic initiatives, The Washington Post.
  • Francesco Marconi, strategy manager, and AI co-lead (that’s an actual title?) Associated Press.
  • Seth Lewis, professor, of journalism, University of Oregon.

Argot

The Suitcase Words
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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