In par with the revolutionary changes taking place in the field of media, the journalism also experiencing similar stunning changes.
Google has given US$ 620,000 to Press Association, the publisher to its Data & Robots scheme. (Radar) . The project is aimed to launch on 2018 will see robots (computer) will use the local government database to generate reports.
Pete Clifton, editor-in-chief at PA, said the robot journalism project would benefit "established media outlets" and independent publishers
The implementation of Robo journals does not mean it will end the service of human journalists, instead, Radar provides artificial intelligence to build stories based on the provided data generate articles that would be impossible to provide manually. “Cost effective way of producing local stories” we can say comprehensively about this project.
Google in a bid to help the local media in the digital age has been working on it since 2 years.
So no, computers are not taking journalists' jobs — not yet, at any rate. Instead, they're freeing up writers to think more critically about the bigger picture. "One of the things we really wanted reporters to be able to do was when earnings came out to not have to focus on the initial numbers," said Patterson. "That's the goal, to write smarter pieces and more interesting stories."
By implementing robot in journalism we can reduce the errors and false stories markedly. The promoters say.
But for sure the stories generated by robots may not be as tasty as the stories produced by Homo sapiens as the former lacks investigation and involvement.