Google is funding a new software project that will automate writing local news – Recode

Innovations like this are going to be a major problem for the economy in the next 20 or so years. More and more, human labor is being replaced with robots and artificial intelligence. What happens when the economy is unable to meaningfully employ the majority of people who can work?

Google is awarding the Press Association, a large British news agency, $805,000 to build software to automate the writing of 30,000 local stories a month.

The money comes from a fund from Google, the Digital News Initiative, that the search giant started with a commitment to invest over $170 million to support digital innovation in newsrooms across Europe.

Source: Google is funding a new software project that will automate writing local news – Recode

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