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Debut: In China Robot Journalist Writes Article in a Second; Bad News for Journalists

Written by TechNadu Staff
Last updated August 8, 2017

According to the Chinadaily" A Robot reporter named Xiao Nan was able to finish an article in a second and it could easily write Short and long form articles. The 300- Character long article mainly focuses on the Spring Festival travel rush.

The Robot made its first debut in Southern Metropolis Daily, based out of the port city of Guangzhou.

According to Wan Xiaojun, a professor who leads the team studying and developing such robots at Peking University told: "When compared with the staff reporters, Xiao Nan has a stronger data analysis capacity and is quicker at writing stories".

He also added that "But it does not mean intelligent robots might be able to replace reporters completely."

It quite caused some panic in the journalist staff in the fear of losing their jobs to a robot and it was rather an uneasy experiment.

But it proves the robots are unable to conduct face-to-face interviews since they cannot map reactions spontaneously and come up with follow-up questions.

Like humans, robots are not intelligent enough to Significant news angle based on a conversation or interview.

In addition to China Daily report, he told: "But robots will be able to act as a supplement, helping newspapers and related media, as well as editors and reporters".

This isn't the first time robots developed by china for replacing humans. In May 2016, Foxconn, an apple assembler replaced nearly 60,000 of its workforce with robots and even plans to build a display facility in the US completely operated by robots.



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