The world's first article, written entirely by the robot, appeared on the site of the Australian version of The Guardian.
Robot ReporterMate was created by The Guardian journalist Nick Evershead along with a group of programmers. The algorithm can process large amounts of data, find them and insert them into ready-made text templates.
Nick Evershead notes that ReporterMate will not be able to fully replace journalists, but it will be much more accurate to work with the analysis of big data during investigations. This will avoid the mathematical errors that periodically occur with journalists.
n the future, it is possible that Evershead will be able to add to the algorithm the function of using machine learning in order for the neural network itself to search for interesting topics for investigation.
At the same time, the journalist notes that it’s still far from an independent full creation by aartificial intelligence of large material.
Recently, Alibaba and the Chinese news agency Xinhua have developed artificial intelligence that creates short videos. In addition, the platform will be able to automatically collect data and provide journalists with ready-made information analytics.