Here's What Happened When a Reporter Raced a Robot to Write a News Story


By Kathleen Elkins

Robots are beginning to threaten even the most creative of jobs.

Reporters, for example, will have to compete with incredibly intelligent systems such as WordSmith, a program created by Automated Insights that takes data and turns it into stories.

To illustrate this reality, NPR recently pitted their White House correspondent and former business reporter, Scott Horsley, against WordSmith in a news writing race.