by Andrew Cochran
The Guardian Australia has published its first news story prepared by an automated system. The paper calls the AI-enabled tool ReporterMate and gives it a byline.
A footer note says ‘this story was generated by ReporterMate, an experimental automated news reporting system,’ and gives an email address to report ‘errors or bugs’.
ReporterMate joins others in the autoscribe co-hort, including Heliograph at the Washington Post, RADAR at the Press Association/URBS media, and Wordsmith at Automated Insights, a natural language processing vendor that includes Associated Press as one of its clients. Similar systems operate at Reuters, Bloomberg, AFP, Mittmedia, and Toutiao, among others.
The Labor party also declared $33.2m in “other receipts”, which includes money received from investments, but also includes money from party fundraisers where people pay for event tickets in lieu of donations.ReporterMate
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