The Upsides (and Downsides) of Automated Robot Journalism

Did a robot write this article? No, but it could have. This isn’t the plot of a dystopian Philip K. Dick novel, but an emerging journalistic reality.

You may already have read material produced by a machine without even realising it. To adapt William Gibson, “the robo-journalism future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed.”

So how might this technology evolve? And as journalists, should we consider robo-journalists friends or foe?

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