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For the first time, BBC News published a news story for every constituency that declared election results overnight – all written by a computer.

It was the BBC’s biggest test of machine-generated journalism so far.

Each of nearly 700 articles – most in English but 40 of them in Welsh – was checked by a human editor before publication.

The head of the project said the tech was designed to enhance the service provided rather than to replace humans.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: December 13th, 2019

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50779761

Discussion

  1. Read the article for Vauxhall, which is south of the River Thames in London. Can you tell that it was NOT written by a human?
  2. There are some who say that there are ethical issues with having AI write news articles. What are the BENEFITS of having AI write news articles like this?
  3. Does it possible reduce journalist ethical issues?

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