A news agency operating in Britain and Ireland recently announced that beginning next year, it hopes to produce 30,000 data-driven news stories per month with the help of artificial intelligence. Backed by an $800,000 grant from Google, the Press Association’s project aims to add more resources for its local news coverage by combing through databases and tailoring articles for specific communities, for example.
The announcement, like other robot-journalism initiatives, is the latest effort to use artificial intelligence to replicate tasks that humans perform.
Machines aren’t just shaping news stories but also composing music, sketching art and writing poetry in ways that can be indistinguishable from human craftsmanship and artistry. We’ve gathered some examples of what artificial intelligence can do these days and created a quiz to see whether you can tell the difference between human and computer-generated creations.
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