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
- 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?
- 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?
- Does it possible reduce journalist ethical issues?