Entries by Eveline Sliwowska

Yes, automated content is a thing

Earlier this month Econsultancy published an article about why automated content will never replace human writers. The article, ‘Automated content is a thing – but should it be?’. The article was written by Magnus Linklater of Bespoke Digital, which calls itself a digital marketing consultancy. While we agree mostly with Linklater, he has made some […]

3 things we learnt at Vocer’s Innovation Day

Vocer hosted its 4th Innovation Day at der Spiegel’s headquarter in Hamburg on Saturday 11th November. As the event drew to an end, attendees left with new insights and ideas around digital transformation in news publishing, and how to use data to innovate in an ever changing tech landscape. As sponsors and active participants of the […]

More than human

Much talk in recent weeks has centred around what ethical standards and guidelines are going to be needed to cope with increasing automation. In February, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking threw their weight behind 23 principles to ensure that AI remains of benefits to humans. And, then Musk went further, calling AI ‘vastly more risky […]

The limits of poetry-writing machines

Slate just published an article on Eureka, a machine that attempted—and somewhat exceeded—to automate the production of poetry. Rather than being a curio and a sideshow of the time, Eureka was instead, “The Victorians loved a show, especially one that drew upon both science and illusion for an unforgettable performance. The Eureka offered both. The […]

Why journalists will never be replaced by robots

Automation is a nice way to never interact with anybody. Buying a drink from a vending machine, paying by card at the petrol pump, or downloading something from iTunes instead of going to a record shop—they all have the benefit of making sure that you don’t have to deal with the vagaries and unpredictability of […]

dfv media group and Commerzbanks main incubator invest in automated text generation by Retresco

Further investments in automated text generation of the Berlin situated enterprise The automation specialists at Retresco GmbH have acquired two new strategically perfect matching partners: together with main incubator, which is part of Commerzbank and dfv Mediengruppe, the expansion of automated generated content that is used to support editorial departments, can be accelerated just like […]