The Washington Post a will use artificial intelligence to report key information about the Olympics.
The software will contribute The Post’s coverage of Rio 2016 by posting raw data and short updates, while a team of human reporters will provide readers with analysis and more in-depth articles.
Heliograf, as the team calls its robot reporter, will take information from sports data company Stats.com and turn it into short narratives.
These multi-sentence updates will appear in the Post’s live blog, on Twitter at @WPOlympicsbot and via the Post’s bot for Facebook Messenger. An audio version will be available on Amazon Echo.