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June 30, 2014

A leap forward in quarterly earnings stories

The Associated Press announced in an advisory to customers today that the majority of U.S. corporate earnings stories for our business news report will eventually be produced using automation technology. We discovered that automation technology, from a company called Automated Insights, paired with data from Zacks Investment Research, would allow us to automate short stories – 150 to 300 words — about the earnings of companies in roughly the same time that it took our reporters. And instead of providing 300 stories manually, we can provide up to 4,400 automatically for companies throughout the United States each quarter. Full Article

February 26, 2013

Automated Insights Poised To Revolutionize Sports Media

Automated Insights, based in Durham, North Carolina, is on a mission to revolutionize the types of content that are powered by structured data, particularly in the world of sports, finance, and real estate. By using quantitative data contained in repositories such as the box score of a baseball game, their technology systematically converts the information contained within into a journalistic narrative that is indistinguishable from that produced by a human writer. Full Article

February 13, 2013

Automated Insights uses MLB’s big data to generate slick game feeds, replays and commentary

Big Data company Automated Insights is launching a slick demo app today at the On Deck sports and tech conference based on its ‘artificial intelligence platform’ for real-time data. It’s called Real-time Insights for MLB and it presents games from the 2012 season in an interactive format that allows you to watch them happen in “real-time” (actually slightly faster). Full Article

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