A quick post: I’m off to Seattle in two weeks for the Society of American Business Editors and Writers annual conference, and to talk on a panel about automation and the newsroom.
Also on the panel – titled “Robots Will Change Your Newsroom. Are You Ready?” – will be Robbie Allen of Automated Insights and Lisa Gibbs of the AP. Should be lots of fun, and interesting. The main point I want to make is that we ought to be looking at the kinds of stories that machines can do well, rather than trying to make machines do what humans do well.
(Plus, I’ve never been to Seattle, and it looks like a fun town.)
It’s on at 3:45 pm on Friday, April 28. Come by if you’re in town. (And, there’s a reception sponsored by Reuters that evening. Free drinks!)