Wednesday, 19 March 2014

The LA Times uses robot reporters

quote [ Ken Schwencke, a journalist and programmer for the Los Angeles Times, was jolted awake at 6:25 a.m. on Monday by an earthquake. He rolled out of bed and went straight to his computer, where he found a brief story about the quake already written and waiting in the system. He glanced over the text and hit ?publish.? And that?s how the LAT became the first media outlet to report on this morning?s temblor. ?I think we had it up within three minutes" ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Interesting]
[by taeyn@4:58pmGMT]


Dumbledorito said @ 5:03pm GMT on 19th Mar [Score:1 Insightful]
Any ideas on how we can get that whole "robots do most of the work, humans live in relative leisure" thing without the robots rising up, all of our resources getting depleted, and a whole lot of people who can't afford robots to work for them starving to death in slums before dying off?

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lilmookieesquire said @ 5:58pm GMT on 19th Mar
Dumbledorito said @ 5:32am GMT on 20th Mar [Score:1 Classy Pr0n]
That reminds me of a sci-fi short story I read many eons ago where the robots were either taking over or were key to stopping whatever bad macguffin was going to befall the Earth. They did nearly everything, including participating in sex. When confronted by the protagonist that the robots were the solution to solving the problem, the robot collective agreed to help, but only if they got more sex with humans.

Sadly, I don't recall the title.
HoZay said @ 12:53am GMT on 20th Mar [Score:1 Insightful]
This is a good thing. Reporting on earthquakes in California is usually no more than a weather report.

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