Daily Archives: March 19, 2014

Robot writes LA Times breaking news

The Los Angeles Times was the first newspaper to publish a story about an earthquake on Monday – thanks to a robot writer.

Ryan Seifert‘s insight:

An interesting advancement in journalism that is nice to see outside of sports and finance news. Automating the specific facts quickly will help ensure accuracy and free up the journalist to pursue more in depth analysis and stories.

I think it is hilarious that the automated journalist took all of 3 minutes to post the story; but live news actually covered it faster!

See on www.bbc.com

The AI Games – Qualifying Rounds

Ryan Seifert‘s insight:

I participated in the Google AI Challenge a few years back; I had a blast and walked away knowing I learned a few new tricks. I don’t anticipate I will have availability to delve into this competition; but wanted to share it.


If you have not competed in this sort of challenge before and are on the fence; please jump in. It is worth the time; you will find yourself looking to optimize the AI calculations to ensure you are below the timeout threshold and day dreaming about new strategies to try.

See on theaigames.com