Is there any possibility that in the near future journalists will lose their jobs because of robots! Yes, this can happen as for the first time a robot journalist has written an article for a Chinese daily. Scientists said the robot wrote a 300 characters long article in just a second.
The article published in the Guangzhou-based Southern Metropolis Daily which was focused on the Spring Festival travel rush.
The professor at Peking University, Wan Xiaojun who leads the team studying and developing such kind of robots said the author Xiao Nan is able to write both short stories and longer reports.
He said, “When compared with the staff reporters, Xiao Nan has a stronger data analysis capacity and is quicker at writing stories.” The professor added, “But it does not mean intelligent robots will soon be able to completely replace reporters.”
He said now robots are unable to take face-to-face interviews and cannot respond spontaneously with the follow-up questions. The robots are not capable of selecting the news angle from an interview or conversation.
But the staffs of the state-run media outlets were not happy as these experiments fearing them that they might lose their jobs in the long run.
Professor Xiaojun gave assurance, “But robots will be able to act as a supplement, helping newspapers and related media, as well as editors and reporters.”