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 […]

Künstliche Intelligenz: Arbeit neu denken

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 […]

Retresco to begin beta-testing of rtr textengine

Retresco is to begin beta-testing its self-service NLG platform, rtr textengine, to selected clients from September 2017. dmexco, one of the largest annual digital economy conference worldwide, has been carefully chosen where businesses are invited to see the rtr textengine demo, with a no obligation opportunity to take part in our beta. Beta-testing of rtr textengine is […]

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 […]

Retresco faces questions concerning NLG

Johannes Sommer, CEO of Berlin based company Retresco and computational linguist Mr. Prof. Dr. Hands Uszkoreit from German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), were interviewed by radio editor Manfred Kloiber from the Deutschlandfunk-program “Computer and Communication” about natural language generation, the current state of it as well as its perspectives. Automated textgeneration based on […]

An overview of Speech Recognition APIs

Well-developed quality or development potential? – a task for the hackathon at Retresco After the preselection of the test speech-recognition APIs had been chosen by certain parameters, an exciting race between the 5 finalists evolved. During our mostly two-day intern hackathons, we try new ideas or evaluate the current state of technology. This time we […]

Robot journalism in practice! A situation report.

Football – a fast sport. Just like the coverage of such games. A regional football-portal uses robot journalism and is outrunning the competition. Basis of these game reports is the rtr textengine by Retresco. This engine generates perfectly written texts, in any number, within minutes, just by using the existing data of the particular game. […]

Perfect display window into Stasi-Archive

“The better we can understand dictatorship, the better we can shape democracy.”  These words by Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records Roland Jahn are highly topical nowadays.  Roland Jahn turned his words into action. In 2014 his authority assigned Retresco GmbH with the semantic development of a range of document collections in its archive.  The […]

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 […]

Automatische Fußballspielberichte

Automated Journalism: Retresco generates automatically written game reports

Ten thousands of game reports in real-time – from Champions League to district league: a paradise for millions of passionate football fans. Automated journalism by Retresco makes it possible. Solutions by Retresco enhance, accelerate and remarkably reduce the price of the whole value chain-process. Together with football-marketer and developer of online-sportmedia Sportplatz Media, Retresco aims […]