Google is funding a project that will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) robots to write news stories. The Press Association has received approximately $ 807,000 in funding from the Google Digital News Initiative. Google's project is called "Reporter, Data and Robot (RADAR), using an AI / Human Collaboration news site every day to launch" ... "Attractive stories & rdquo ;.
RADAR atDNI website"The project is designed to provide stable off-the-shelf content for small news sites:" By combining the use of editing expertise and automation capabilities, and for the growing open data supply and the increasingly complex distribution Tool, RADAR will provide significant improvements to the local digital news ecosystem ... This will increase their budgets when the local media industry is buoyed and the public is so interested in local news. & Rdquo;
Pete Clifton, a national news agency editor, says human journalists will not be eliminated by AI robots: "skilled human journalists are still vital in this process, but RADAR allows us to use artificial intelligence to extend local stories that can not be provided by humans The & Rdquo;
Other beneficiaries benefited from DNI also include Peninsula TV's AJ Labs application, Virtual Newsroom WikiTripune and Dennis Publishing's digital advertising platform, Project Arete.