Robot writes LA Times earthquake breaking news article

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Wed March 19, 2014

Robot writes LA Times earthquake breaking news article

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The Los Angeles Times was the first newspaper to publish a story about an earthquake on Monday - thanks to a robot writer. Don't let this happen to WEMU. Pledge now to support real local news and professional journalism.
The Los Angeles Times was the first newspaper to publish a story about an earthquake on Monday - thanks to a robot writer. Journalist and programmer Ken Schwencke created an algorithm that automatically generates a short article when an earthquake occurs. Mr Schwencke told Slate magazine that it took around three minutes for the story to appear online.