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HOW TO AI: Navigating the buzzwords of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning and natural language processing – when the conversation turns to artificial intelligence and the ubiquitous buzzwords begin to fly, non-developers soon switch off. These terms are often used too broadly, synonymously, or simply incorrectly. To shed a little light on this matter, and to help you deal with AI […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

The Road To Chemnitz

Retresco is open about its ethics and corporate values because we believe that no organisation can exist within this world without acknowledging the impact it has. Profit as an end within itself is an outdated philosophy, and in these fraught times, companies should not be afraid to put their ethical heart on their sleeve. On […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Retresco’s response to PwC’s UK Economic Forecast

Earlier this month, professional services firm PwC released its latest edition of its UK Economic Outlook. Tucked in at the end of the report, there is a chapter on what effect AI and automation are going to have over the next twenty years. There are a number of headline discoveries. Firstly, the overall change is […]

How content curation helps news organisations drive digital revenue

Digital disruption has forced news organisations to rethink business models and transform products to sustain growth. Those that invested in data and research to create user-centric products have seen across different platforms and succeeded in pivoting towards a digital subscription model. In the New York Times’ 2017 full-year earnings release, they declared that that while […]

Four things we learnt from this year’s Digital News Report launch

On 14 June, the Retresco marketing team and Daniel Schultheis (Project manager at Retresco) attended the Berlin launch of this year’s Digital News Report. As a company with a strong background and client base in digital publishing, we care deeply about the future of journalism and reporting. Afterwards, we had the pleasure of meeting Nic […]

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, […]