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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 […]

NLG in der Praxis

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 […]

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 […]