Entries by Retresco

Keeping Robots and Humans Separate

At the beginning of this month, the Financial Times posted an article about the setup of hybrid systems—where automated processes and humans work together—and of the different approaches that they often take. The story begins by telling of how a pedestrian was killed by one of Uber’s self-driving cars. It was an accident that occurred when the […]

textengine.io – The Democratisation of Automation

We are pretty positive about Natural Language Generation (NLG). It would be a surprise, frankly, if we were not. We honestly believe that NLG solutions can be vital to answering questions facing companies and organisations today. There are numerous benefits to companies that decide to implement NLG products as a support to their everyday operations. […]

When People Don’t Trust Robot Journalism

It is easy to fear robots. They’re an easy way to tap into the instinctive of sentience without human qualities such as empathy, compassion, creativity or mercy. Robot journalism is often seen with the same trepidation, many seeing it as a threat to the livelihood of working reporters and editors. But while many fear the […]

How automated content defines news

When it comes to Natural Language Generation (NLG), many feel that one advantage that human reporters have over their robotic brethren is that the latter are unable to accurately define, when confronted with raw data, what is worthy of being called ‘news’. Or, more specifically, they cannot leave to one side everything that is NOT […]

Seeing things clearly

A few days ago, the Financial Times’ Laura Noonan published an article, ‘Commerzbank sets AI to work writing analyst reports’, reporting on our work with the German banking giant to use Natual Language Generation (NLG) technology to write basic analyst notes. As one investment bank head told Noonan, “There’s definitely work that can be done, […]

Commerzbank work with Retresco to create Chatbots

24.05.2018, Berlin: Commerzbank is looking to improve its internal knowledge management with the introduction of an internal enterprise platform for building and deploying chatbots. The project will be undertaken in cooperation with Retresco. The project began with Commerzbank launching three chatbots at the beginning of the year. One was for employees who needed assistance for […]

Banking takes a cautious approach in spite of excitement about AI

It is nice when a story about your industry comes across your desk, promising to enliven what may have a been a run-of-the-mill day. Even better when the article in question seems to have missed the most-vital element of the narrative but instead skirts around the edges of the real story. The story we are referring […]

Retresco at SportsInnovation 2018: Live demo of the rtr textengine

Yesterday, we reported on Twitter from our live presentation of rtr textengine at SportsInnovation 2018, which took place at the ESPRIT Arena in Düsseldorf. Within this blog post, we present the generated texts and some images from the event.   [two_fifth]  [/two_fifth] SportsInnovation is a well-known platform for sports news. Established service providers such as […]