The Associated Press is expanding its sports coverage with algorithm-generated stories instead of human reporters

The Associated Press is expanding its baseball coverage, assigning stories not to human reporters but to a writing algorithm. The publishing press is using technology from Automated Insights and data from MLBAM (the baseball league’s official statistician) to generate the machine-written stories, which are published without fanfare, without a human byline and just a quiet note about the automation at the bottom of the story.

A recent machine penned story began:

“Dylan Tice was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded with one out in the 11th inning, giving the State College Spikes a 9-8 victory over the Brooklyn Cyclones on Wednesday.

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