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More News Is Being Written By Robots Than You Think

More News Is Being Written By Robots Than You Think | Engineering Things | Scoop.it

It’s easy to praise robots and automation when it isn’t your ass on the line. I’ve done it lots. But I may have to eat my own Cheerios soon enough.

 

Software is writing news stories with increasing frequency. In a recent example, an LA Times writer-bot wrote and posted a snippet about an earthquake three minutes after the event. The LA Times claims they were first to publish anything on the quake, and outside the USGS, they probably were.

 

The LA Times example isn’t special because it’s the first algorithm to write a story on a major news site. With the help of Chicago startup and robot writing firm, Narrative Science, algorithms have basically been passing the Turing test online for the last few years.


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Is the Maglev Japan's Next Big Export Technology? | The Diplomat

Is the Maglev Japan's Next Big Export Technology? | The Diplomat | Engineering Things | Scoop.it
The country is hoping to find an overseas market for its latest high-speed rail technology.
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Lego Mechanical Loom Machine

http://www.nico71.fr/lego-mechanical-loom/ /!\ Final version here /!\ : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6RJN3l6q4w First attempt to create a full mechanical ...
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The big debate: mechanical or electrical engineering?

Which opens up more career options: mechanical or electrical engineering? Which gives you more practical knowledge and better job opportunities? 2 IIT studen...
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Interesting debate. I wonder where I stand as an Electro-Mechanical Engineering student?
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The Future of Design

SpaceX is exploring methods for engineers to accelerate their workflow by designing more directly in 3D. We are integrating breakthroughs in sensor and visua...
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Compressed Air Vehicle (CAV) - The Mechanical Engineering Project

A compressed-air vehicle (CAV) is powered by an air engine, using compressed air, which is stored in a tank. Instead of mixing fuel with air and burning it i...
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