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Press Association looking into using "robot journalists" for sport and news stories

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Press Association looking into using "robot journalists" for sport and news stories

The plan is not to replace existing journalists, but to provide "an extra level when it comes to short market reports, election results and football reporting," according to the editor-in-chief Pete Clifton.

Clifton noted that PA's counterpart in Denmark already uses robot journalism to publish market reports.

PA is also investing in new technology, such as 360 cameras and drones. Moreover, PA's automated news feeds now include video, social media and graphics, in addition to words and a photograph.

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Teemu Henriksson

Date

2016-10-19 11:59

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