As reporters and editors find themselves the victims of layoffs at digital publishers and traditional newspaper chains alike, journalism generated by machine is on the rise.
Roughly a third of the content published by Bloomberg News uses some form of automated technology. The system used by the company, Cyborg, is able to assist reporters in churning out thousands of articles on company earnings reports each quarter.
The program can dissect a financial report the moment it appears and spit out an immediate news story that includes the most pertinent facts and figures. And unlike business reporters, who find working on that kind of thing a snooze, it does so without complaint.
Untiring and accurate, Cyborg helps Bloomberg in its race against Reuters, its main rival in the field of quick-twitch business financial journalism, as well as giving it a fighting chance against a more recent player in the information race, hedge funds, which use artificial intelligence to serve their clients fresh facts.
The Age of Artificial Intelligence
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- Advancements in A.I. are beginning to deliver breakthroughs in breast cancer screening by detecting the signs that doctors miss.
- Just a few years ago, China was on track to challenge United States dominance in artificial intelligence. Today, much has changed.
- Meta has long had technology to rival chatbots like ChatGPT. But the owner of Facebook finds itself struggling not to be left out of the A.I. boom.
- We created our own artificial-technology system to understand how easy it is for a computer to generate fake faces. Do these people look real to you?