Borg sports reporting

One of my spies sends word that there is now a source of sports articles entirely generated by robots.*

Once StatSheet sets up the algorithms for a particular team, articles are automatically generated as the stats are received.

Of course, so much of journalism is formulaic—not only stock story structures but also stock phrases—that it is not entirely a surprise that someone might manage this, particularly with the sort of sports story in which the text is merely a matrix in which the statistics are embedded.

But if I were a reporter writing about business, say, or politics, I might be looking over my shoulder.


*Must. Suppress. Smartass. Remark.


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