The Washington Post will get some help from robot journalism technology to present its Election Day coverage next month.
The Post experimented with artificial intelligence coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics in a system developed in-house called Heliograf.
During the Olympics, the “automated storytelling” system would generate short, multi-sentence updates, including which countries had won medals. Heliograf also tweeted results and blogged on The Post’s website.
Who needs an expensive news staff
when you can use Heliograf?
Reporters are slated
to soon be outdated;
machines will have had the last laugh.