Hello Siri, can you write me a story please? This could be the future of digital journalism after the Press Association said they are looking at using robots to report some stories in the next few months.
Speaking at the Society of Editor’s conference this morning, the agency’s editor-in-chief, Pete Clifton, said they would be using robots to cover some market reports, election results and football reporting.
Is it cause for panic as journalists get replaced by computers? Clifton doesn’t think so. He added that “this won’t be replacing any of our fantastic journalists, it will be more a case of offering an extra level”. Many people have pointed out that with automated reporting of everyday announcements, it could mean that journalists are freed up to investigate other stories.