‘Robot’ to Write 1 Billion Stories in 2014—But Will You Know It When You See It?

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By: Sam Kirkland | Poynter

If you’re a human reporter quaking in your boots this week over news of a Los Angeles Times algorithm that wrote the newspaper’s initial story about an earthquake, you might want to cover your ears for this fact:

Software from Automated Insights will generate about 1 billion stories this year — up from 350 million last year, CEO and founder Robbie Allen told Poynter via phone.

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