Monday, September 15, 2014

Journalism & Automated Writing, Machine Writing, Robot Writing - a collection of ideas and material (II.)

Every reader / user should get her / his own news, individually tailored article, report, alert and/or a individually catalog listing, personalized product description, etc. - event, process, time, location and device sensitive

Sharing my collection so far, for you to use, share, add:


Article & Postings collection


12-September-2014
The journalists who never sleep‘Robot writers’ that can interpret data and generate stories are starting to appear in certain business and media sectors [EN]





Yves Eudes at The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/12/artificial-intelligence-data-journalism-media

1-September-2014
How robots consumed journalism - a time table
A look back in time reveals machines have long been after news jobs [EN]
by David Uberti at Columbia Journalism Review
http://www.cjr.org/currents/robot_journalism.php?page=all

28-August-2014
Blechkollegen: Journalistische Texte mit Software erstellen [DE]
by Frank Puscher in iX
http://www.heise.de/ix/inhalt/2014/8/36/

26-August-2014
Computergestützter Journalismus: Wie Roboter den Journalismus verändern [DE]
by Stefan Betschon in der NZZ
http://www.nzz.ch/feuilleton/medien/wie-roboter-den-journalismus-veraendern-1.18370026

21-August-2014
Roboterjournalismus: Anwendungsgebiete und Potenziale [DE]
von Lars Sobiraj auf Fachjournalist
http://www.fachjournalist.de/roboterjournalismus-anwendungsgebiete-und-potenziale/

25-July-2014
Robot Journalism – What's really possible and where are its limits? [EN]
NN at Aexea: www.ax-semantics.com/
http://blog.ax-semantics.com/robot-journalism-what-is-really-possible-and-where-are-its-limits.html

14-July-2014
The Prose of the Machines
“Robots” are surprisingly good at writing news stories, but humans still have one big edge. [EN]
by Will Oremus at Slate
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2014/07/automated_insights_to_write_ap_earnings_reports_why_robots_can_t_take_journalists.html

11-July-2014
Should We Be Afraid Or Excited About Robot Journalism? [EN]
by Catherine Taibi HuffPost
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/robot-journalism-good-technology-_n_5577651.html

11-July-2014
Robots Are Invading the News Business, and It’s Great for Journalists [EN]
by Kevin Roose at New York Magazine
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/07/why-robot-journalism-is-great-for-journalists.html

1. Juli 2014
Der Algorithmus – die neue vierte Gewalt? Bio-Journalisten versus Roboter-Journalisten [DE]
von Helmut Hartung (Seite 23, PDF) in Politik & Kultur Juli / August 2014
http://www.kulturrat.de/puk/puk04-14.pdf

30-Juni-2014
Why we should be celebrating the rise of robot journalism instead of criticizing it [EN]
by Mathew Ingram on Gigaom
https://gigaom.com/2014/06/30/heres-why-we-should-be-celebrating-the-rise-of-robot-journalism-instead-of-criticizing-it/

12-June-2014
The Anatomy of a Robot Journalist What do you think? [EN]
by Nicholas Diakopoulos at towcenter.org/blog
http://towcenter.org/blog/the-anatomy-of-a-robot-journalist/1

12-Juni-2014
Maschinen-Journalismus: Kollege Roboter schreibt die Nachrichten - Software verwandelt Daten in journalistische Texte [DE]
von Dirk Asendorpf auf Deutschlandradio Kultur
http://www.deutschlandradiokultur.de/maschinen-journalismus-kollege-roboter-schreibt-die.1162.de.html?dram:article_id=288984

19-Mai-2014 [DE]
Robotergeschichten – Wenn Automaten Texte schreiben [DE]
Jan Tißler im Upload Magazin
http://upload-magazin.de/blog/8787-wenn-automaten-texte-schreiben/

8-May-2014 [DE] [VIDEO]
Roboterjournalismus: Wenn Algorithmen Nachrichten machen [DE]
with Lorenz Matzat at re:publica 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEP2Okic_WQ

24-March-2014
How to break News while your sleep
by Ken Schwencke at source.opennews.org
https://source.opennews.org/en-US/articles/how-break-news-while-you-sleep/
#Botweek related books
https://source.opennews.org/en-US/articles/tags/botweek/

21-March-2014 (Video, Podcast)
Mediatwits #114: Will Robots Take Over Simple Tasks for Journalists? [EN]
by Claire Groden at MEDIASHIFT
http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2014/03/mediatwits-114-will-robots-take-over-simple-tasks-for-journalists/

06-March-2014
Robots have mastered news writing. Goodbye journalism [EN]
by Liat Clark at Wired
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-03/06/robots-writing-news

26-Februar-2014
Der neue Roboter-Journalismus. Wie automatisierte Hilfstruppen klassische Redaktionen unterstützen [DE]
Cord Dreyer (Text-on), Frederik Fischer (Tame), Mirko Lorenz (Datawrapper), Johannes Sommer (Retresco)
European Newspaper Congress 2014 4.-6.5.2014
http://enc.newsroom.de/lang/de/archiv-archive/2014-2/themen-2014topics-2014/roboterjournalismusroboterjournalism/

Achtung, robot journalist! The advent of automation auxiliaries in traditional newsrooms [EN]
http://enc.newsroom.de/enc-2014/roboterjournalismus/der-neue-roboter-journalismus-wie-automatisierte-hilfstruppen-klassische-redaktionen-unterstutzenachtung-robot-journalist-the-advent-of-automation-auxiliaries-in-traditional-newsrooms/

15-August-2013
Journatic made ‘very poor decisions’ about content, say Aggrego founders [EN]
by Andrew Beaujon at Poynter
http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/221321/journatic-made-very-poor-decisions-about-content-say-aggrego-founders/

29-April-2012
Roboter Journalismus (Automated Insights) (Video) [DE]
Autor: Niklas Hoffmann, 2012 ZDF
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAMnikh0Kzc#t=49

24-April-2012
Can an Algorithm Write a Better News Story Than a Human Reporter? [EN]
by Steven Levy at Wired
http://www.wired.com/2012/04/can-an-algorithm-write-a-better-news-story-than-a-human-reporter/

19-March-2012
A Robot Stole My Pulitzer!
How automated journalism and loss of reading privacy may hurt civil discourse. [EN]
by Evgeny Morozov at Slate
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2012/03/narrative_science_robot_journalists_customized_news_and_the_danger_to_civil_discourse_.single.html


Some Marketplayer + Patents

Aexea , Stuttgart, DE
offers CaaS (Content-as-a-Service) 

"Als Vorreiter der automatisierten Texterstellung entwickeln wir komplexe Software, die in Sekundenschnelle verständliche und lesenswerte Texte in verschiedenen Sprachen generiert. Ob suchmaschinenoptimierte Produkttexte, Sportartikel, Wetter- oder Verkehrsmeldungen – Anwendungsgebiete für automatisierte Texte gibt es viele. Bisher erstellte AX bereits mehr als 3,1 Millionen davon."

Automated Insights, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Labsense, Paris, FR 
Co-founder Edouard de Ménibus

Labsense, a small startup in Paris, has compiled its own automated-writing code. It now works for online trading websites with large catalogues, with details of countless products, specification sheets, user manuals and such.

LocalLabs Media Services, New York, NY, USA

Content on demand for Media Companies

Narrative Science, Chicago IL, USA

Website von «Forbes» mit automatisch generierten Zusammenfassungen von Geschäftsberichten beliefert und auch Matchberichte für Kinder-Baseball im Angebot hat.

Retresko GmbH, Berlin, DE
http://www.retresco.de/

Experte und Partner für Suche, Semantik und die Automatisierung contentgetriebener Geschäftsmodelle.

Yseop SA, Paris, FR (see under Patents)
http://www.yseop.com/
Jean Raucher, CEO 

Yseop works for the customer service departments of banks and telecommunications companies, and news sites operated by finance companies. It also supplies advanced services to agencies investigating stock market dealings.

Wordsmith, Los Angeles, CA, USA
http://wordsmithwritingcoaches.com/

Fasst seit Juli für die Nachrichtenagentur Associated Press Geschäftsberichte zusammen

Quakebot für Erdbeben in LA, SF, Worldwide

See also: Achtung, robot journalist! The advent of automation auxiliaries in traditional newsrooms
Frederik Fischer (Tame), Mirko Lorenz (Datawrapper), Johannes Sommer (Retresco)  and others +++

Some related patents

Patent CBS Interactive USA (16-Aug-2012)

Techniques for providing narrative content for competitive gaming events

Patent FANTASY JOURNALIST, INC., ILLINOIS, USA (2-April-2013)

Narrative Generator

Patent YSEOP SA, Paris, FRANCE (13-November-2008)
Methods and apparatus for processing grammatical tags in a template to generate text


Notes: People Projects + Papers

Saim Rolf Alkan (see Aexea)  | ‏@saimalkan @Aexea

Robbie Allen (see Automated Insights)  |  @RobbieAllen @AInsights
Larry Birnbaum
Co-Director at intelligent information laboratory northwest university 
Associated professor at Medill School of Journalism, teaches Innovation in Technology, Media and Journalism
eMail: birnbaum@infolab.northwestern.edu

"His research in artificial intelligence and computer science has encompassed natural language processing, case-based reasoning, machine learning, human-computer interaction, educational software, and computer vision. Birnbaum has authored or co-authored more than eighty articles. He was the program cochair of the 1991 International Machine Learning Workshop and has been a member of the program committee for numerous other conferences and workshops."

Cord Dreyer (see Text-on)  |  @CordDreyer

Frederik Fischer (Tame, DE)  | @FrederikFischer

Kris Hammond (see Narrative Science)  |  @KJ_Hammond @narrativesci

Johannes Sommer (Retresco) @retresco
(unvollendet - Ergänzungen, Hinweise immer willkommen!)


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