What Not to Do When Speaking Human

ADC-based writer friend, James Barrat, author of Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era, tells me writing is the next thing to be mechanized. Robots, he says, will be smart enough to do some of our writing work by around 2020. A company called Automated Insights is already using artificial intelligence platforms to sift through large database sets observing patterns, trends, and insights. It then turns findings into plain English—prose so good it mimics human communication in tone and personality.

Following up on Barrat's lead, I called Robbie Allen, Automated Insights's CEO. ...

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