Robocommies Taking Over News Biz?
Bill Quick

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Hammond, co-founded of Narrative Science, helped develop a program with reporter and programmer Ken Schwencke that relies on a fusion of statistics and journalistic clichés to write simple news stories.

This is how the L.A. Times was able to publish an article about last week’s earthquake just 3 minutes after it happened, because the whole story was artificially generated by Schwencke’s computer algorithm.

While the L.A. Times is open about its use of the program, many other mainstream news websites are using “robo-reporters” completely anonymously without a disclaimer.

Which means we’ll need to take a hard look at the programmers who write those algorithms….

Oh, hell, what am I saying?  They’ll all be written by lefties working for Facebook.  And you know that’s true

Bill Quick

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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