The 'Washington Post' is Using an AI Reporter to Cover the Olympic Games

By: Hayley McGlone - Aug 9, 2016
References: digitaltrends & techcrunch
The 'Washington Post' is using an AI reporter to relay the latest updates from the Olympic Games.

The AI reporter will post short updates such as covering the Medal Leaderboard, event results and other raw data related to the Games. Human reporters will still be writing the in-depth articles related to the Olympic Games, the host city and the Olympians. The AI reporter will be posting on the Twitter account of the 'Washington Post,' through the chatbot on Facebook Messenger and by audio on Amazon Echo.

The AI reporter will be posting 300 stories on the live blog and 600 updates on the other social media platforms during the Olympic Games. The use of artificial intelligence is aimed to make it easier for reporters to cover in-depth stories and not having to type out all the raw data results.