Showing posts with label Roboterjournalismus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Roboterjournalismus. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The state of automated journalism in 2016




Guide to Automated Journalism

Thanks to interviewees Saim Alkan, Reginald Chua, Lou Ferrara, Tom Kent, and James Kotecki.

Thanks also to Peter Brown, Arjen van Dalen, Nick Diakopoulos, Konstantin Dörr, Mario Haim, Noam Lemelshtrich Latar, and Claire Wardle for providing comments and suggestions.

Online + Download (PDF)

Funded by the Tow Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

More on the subject here

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Der Kollege Roboter im Journalismus 4.0

Ein gut verständlicher, aufklärender - hoffentlich auch etwas verunsichernden - Überblick was Roboterjournalismus leisten kann und leisten soll, von Saim Alkan (Aexea) auf dem Frankfurter Tag des Online-Journalismus 2015 am 14. April 2015.


Und als Nachtrag zu

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

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

Journalism & Automated Writing, Robot Writing (some notes from prehistoric times)

Related:
17-April-2015
@aexea Durchbruch für #Roboterjournalismus: Aexea gibt Programmiersprache ATML3 für Entwickler frei

16-April-2015
Leser halten computergenerierte Texte für glaubwürdiger als Journalistentexte 
– so die Ergebnisse der LMU Studie Wie stufen Leser die Qualität computergenerierter Texte ein?

Interview über Zielsetzung und die Resultate der Studie auf text-gold.de

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

20-May-2015
An NPR Reporter Raced A Machine To Write A News Story. Who Won?
by Stacey Vanek Smith at npr
http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/05/20/406484294/an-npr-reporter-raced-a-machine-to-write-a-news-story-who-won

17-April-2015
Nehmen Roboter Journalisten den Job weg?
by Adrian Lobe at faz.net
wg. #LSR bitte selbst googlen

16-April-2015
Quo vadis Newsroom? Die Macht der Timelines und das Dilemma der Publisher
by Robert Franken at huffingtonpost.de
http://www.huffingtonpost.de/robert-franken/newsroom-facebook-timeline_b_7068018.html

15-April-2015
@KNDoerr ... #lwc15 vielleicht interessiert dazu mein Artikel:
Algorithmic Journalism - Einordnung und Konsequenzen?
http://mediachange.ch/media//pdf/publications/Algorithmic_Journalism_D%C3%B6rr.pdf 

15-April-2015
Roboter-Journalismus: Retresco erstellt automatische Spielberichte für Web-und Print-Redaktionen
by retresco.de at dokmagazin.de
http://www.dokmagazin.de/roboter-journalismus-retresco-erstellt-automatische-spielberichte-fuer-web-und-print-redaktionen

10-April-2015
Meet The Robot That’s Trying to Take My Job
by Bryan Clark at makeusof.com
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/meet-robot-thats-trying-take-job/

28-März-2015
Communicatio Socialis Ausgabe 1, 2015 u.a. zum Thema: Roboter-Journalismus
http://www.communicatio-socialis.de/blog/neue-ausgabe-zum-thema-roboter-journalismus/

20-March-2015
Where next for robot journalists in the newsroom?
by Jack Shepherd at journalism.co.uk
https://www.journalism.co.uk/news/where-next-for-robot-journalists-in-the-newsroom-/s2/a564521/

16-March-2015
SXSW 2015: Robots, Algorithms Infiltrate The News Business, Selecting Stories And Writing Them
by Max Willens on ibtimes.com
http://www.ibtimes.com/sxsw-2015-robots-algorithms-infiltrate-news-business-selecting-stories-writing-them-1847688

Friday, February 06, 2015

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

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

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

Journalism & Automated Writing, Robot Writing (some notes from prehistoric times)

Sharing my collection so far, for you to use, share, add: (part III): September 2014 - until today

***  please feel free to add to (and correct) the collection, your input is always welcome! 

Article & Postings collected

7-March-2015
NYTimes Quiz: Did a Human or a Computer Write This?
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/03/08/opinion/sunday/algorithm-human-quiz.html

7-March-2015
If an Algorithm Wrote This, How Would You Even Know?
by Shelley Podolny at the NYTimes
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/opinion/sunday/if-an-algorithm-wrote-this-how-would-you-even-know.html

24-February-2015
Outsouring my brain (II.) 
by David Worlock
http://www.davidworlock.com/2015/02/outsourcing-my-brain-ii/

13-Februar-2015
Für Börsenberichte: Tomorrow Focus setzt jetzt auf Robotertexte mit Text-on (Retresko, siehe unter Marketplayer)
von Marvin Schade auf Meedia.de (bitte googeln) #LSR

11-February-2015
Can Robots Do Public Interest Journalism?
by Nicholas Diakopoulos at ejo.ch
http://en.ejo.ch/ethics-quality/can-robots-public-interest-journalism

5-February-2015
Major US news organisations - NYT, Washington Post, AP, Gannett - to develop Robot Journalists


Photo: The Register

by Lewis Page at The Register U.K.

5-February-2015
Researchers to begin work with news organizations in an effort to advance aerial journalism
Press release VirginaTech

5-February-2015
Why Robot? Automated journalism is no longer science fiction. It’s time to change what we call it
by Will Oremus on slate.com
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2015/02/automated_insights_ap_earnings_reports_robot_journalists_a_misnomer.single.html

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!)


Journalism & Automated Writing, Robot Writing (some notes from prehistoric times)

Every reader / user is getting her / his own news, individually tailored article, report, alert and/or a individually catalog listing, personalized product description, etc. ...  [continue here]

I. Prehistoric times 

- The history: Newspaper a bit of something -  a bit of everything

- Custom compilations via Feeds / Feed Subscription:
RSS (first released March 1999), Atom ->  Feedreader  ->  feedly, Flipboard, netvibes, pulse (LinkedIn), Reverb, taptu, etc.

- Custom compilations from newspapers, magazines (from each publishers DAM, in Switzerland the SMD schweizer mediendatenbank?). Pick of newspaper / magazine articles based interest, expectations and brand loyalty.

Schweiz

Schweizerische Post startet / stellt die personalisierte Zeitung «My Newspaper» ein. (xR)
http://www.posttip.de/News/24020/schweizerische-post-als-verleger.html
http://www.nzz.ch/aktuell/schweiz/my-newspaper-post-einstellung-1.17861199

With Technology / Software from Medieninnovation
http://www.medieninnovation.com/Unternehmen.11.0.html
http://www.medieninnovation.com/Loesungen.62.0.html
http://www.medieninnovation.com/Patentschutz.144.0.html

Patent (WO03052648)
Deutschland und der Europäischen Union, den USA, Kanada und Australien; weitere Anmeldungen laufen. Das umfangreiche System- und Verfahrenspatent dokumentiert unsere leistungsstarken Verfahren, das die Herstellung vielfältiger kundenindividueller Druckerzeugnisse, wie individualisierte Zeitungen, Magazine, Kataloge und Informationsbriefe, ermöglicht.

Previon Schweiz Software Solution for ...
http://www.previon.ch/


In Germany 

Niiu out of Berlin (DE) + Goa (IN) (2009, on hold, restart)

Niiu  0.X  Printprodukt (November 2009, Januar 2011 xR)
Niiu  1.0  iPad News App (August 2013)
Niiu  2.0  iPad App (April 2014)

https://www.niiu.de/

PersonalNews - Syntops, Augsburg startet (Februar 2010) die individuelle ePaper Tageszeitung  (eingestellt xR)
http://www.individuelle-zeitung.de/
http://www.individuelle-zeitung.de/category/blog/

(unvollendet - Ergänzungen, Hinweise immer willkommen!)
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