The AP Considers Ethics of Robot Journalism with Automated Insights | MediaShift

Algorithm journalism is now available for everyone. A beta version of Wordsmith, a program that creates journalism from data, was made available by Automated Insights on its website in October, the company announced.But one of the world’s largest news organizations already uses the software to automatically generate some stories – and its standards editor said the ethics of the software has to be carefully considered. “We want to make sure that we’re doing everything the way we should,” Associated Press standards editor Tom Kent said. “We take our ethics very seriously.” Source: The AP Considers Ethics of Robot Journalism with Automated Insights | MediaShift