How much longer before journalists are no longer human? Greg Nichols on Wordsmith, the robot writer:
In May NPR conducted an unofficial contest pitting its White House correspondent Scott Horsley against Wordsmith. The objective was to write a short article following the release of an earnings report from Denny’s Corporation. Wordsmith finished its article in two minutes while Horsley finished his in seven. But NPR readers preferred Horsley’s for its richer style.