AI in news journalism
The Associated Press, a US based news agency, uses AI to write news items. They started with a trial to see how a computer would compare to a team of journalists in the area of corporate earnings reporting. It turns out that the AI could create 10 times as many news items and, more interestingly, it increased quality. This is an area of reporting that is ripe for automation. It requires speed and accuracy, but it does not require any significant insight or novel thought.
Other news providers are also moving into this area using AI to report on sports and local events. Whilst the technology is currently limited in scope we think it will probably start to have an impact in areas of publishing outside of journalism.
Read more about the robot journalists here.
The Washington Post's robot reporter has published 850 articles in the past year. Find out more here.
ICLR launches new content delivery platform
The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (ICLR) successfully launched its new flagship platform of case law this September. Built and delivered by 67 Bricks it has radically reshaped ICLR’s presence on the web. The site brings together diverse content sources into a single interface with intuitive Google-like search over a highly complex dataset. Usage has soared and early user feedback is good. For more information visit http://iclr.co.uk/products.