writing

Can a computer program put writers out of work?

Can a computer program put writers out of work?

Computer programs using high-end algorithms and artifical intelligence capabilities like Natural Language Generation are writing a lot of the stories you read in newspapers and online, and a lot of the reports you might be getting from service providers. Good thing or bad? Can NGL take the place of a good human? 

An icon fades away and a community takes its place

At 32 volumes and 129 lbs, the Encyclopedia Brittanica carried a lot of weight. But no more. Its print days are over. As Brittanica becomes the latest big-brand print product to move to online only, the debate over the credibility of the information being collected, collated, and curated by an army of "crowdsourcers" is underway. Can you still believe what you read?