Shift: Living in the Digital Age

Can I use blockchain technology? Will artificial intelligence take over my career? What exactly is "Machine Learning"? These are some of the questions „SHIFT – Living in the Digital Age“ tries to answer. The program focuses on a single topic – in depth and in detail. We talk to experts, present the key facts and explain complicated subjects in a simple manner. SHIFT – substantial, never superficial.

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Automated journalistic writing - the upsides and downsides


Ever more newsrooms are experimenting with automatically generated text. It sounds ominously Orwellian, but it could be a boon to journalists. The algorithms save time. But what about the automated articles' quality?Robot journalism is already well-established in American newsrooms. Now, German editorial staffs are also looking at automatically generated text. This type of algorithm is especially well suited to articles based on recurring data, like weather, stock market and traffic reports and even sports results. Experts say it poses no threat to real journalists. The algorithms aren't meant to replace them - just to take on the busy work and leave the humans more time for in-depth research.


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 2016-04-18  4m