No robots were deployed in the writing of this article. But the next time you check the weather in your neighborhood, you might read a report filed by a machine.
Patch, which operates local news sites in 1,277 communities across the U.S., is using artificial intelligence to gin up routine news and data-driven stories in an effort to relieve reporters of repetitive, low-level work.
Starting in December 2018, the Hale Global-owned publisher began incorporating artificial intelligence into its workflow and content management system to quickly craft and scale articles that don’t need outside analysis or news hooks. It is now publishing 3,000 pieces of content a week with the technology.