[T]he reporter is not a person, but a computer algorithm, honed to translate raw data such as corporate earnings reports and previews or sports statistics into readable prose. Algorithms are producing a growing number of articles for newspapers and websites . . . – Rob Lever, Yahoo! News
As Evelyn Waugh observed in Scoop, “News is what a chap who doesn’t care much about anything wants to read.” Even more so now that all personality has been removed from journalism. Not that the average journalist ever had much of that, what with publishers purposely drafting agreeably drab editors and writers.
The big question: Is Rob Lever a real person, or was this story about algorithmic “writing” created by an algorithm?