Entries by Retresco

MediaMarktSaturn automates product descriptions

More than 350,000 articles are permanently available in the online shops of MediaMarkt and Saturn. Such an enormous selection for the customer means one thing first and foremost for the members of the MediaMarktSaturn online team: texts, texts, texts. After all, every product needs a comprehensive product description, which is the only way for customers […]

Hot off the press: Artificial intelligence – Press review 10/2019

Artificial intelligence is a hot topic – technologies are polarising and media attention is increasing. In our digital press review, we compile important monthly articles on the subject in order to provide an introduction to artificial intelligence to everyone interested as well as provide an impetus for exchange. In October, the MIT Technology Review, Bayerischer […]

Automatic match reports from all amateur leagues – made possible by Retresco technology

Berlin, 05 June 2019 – The German Football Association e.V. (DFB) presented a development project for comprehensive coverage of amateur football at the beBETA journalism congress. This is made possible by automated text generation – the AI-based technology behind it comes from the company Retresco, located in Berlin. At the digital congress ‘beBETA – journalism […]

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 […]