Robots Writing News v. Journalists Writing

Robots Writing News v. Journalists Writing

RobotOur headline is a little misleading. It’s not robots writing news that is taking place, but software algorithms that are being used to write news, also known as automated content. The College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida did research on perceptions people have of news written by a robot as compared to a journalist. When they are told the news they read was written by a robot, they find it less credible than news written by a journalist. The study concludes that people don’t trust robots to write news as much as they trust humans. However, it is people who programmed the software that wrote the robot’s news.