“An NPR Reporter Raced A Machine To Write A News Story. Who Won?” – via NPR

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WordSmith’s tone is programmable. The story above was created by a program designed to mimic the straightforward tone of an AP news story. With some work from the company’s engineers, WordSmith could study thousands of NPR stories, learn NPR’s style, and start slinging its own breakfast-food metaphors.

Just when we thought at least writing jobs were still human territory! At least creative writing robots are a long, long way from perfect.

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