Just three minutes after the recorded earthquake, the news may appear on the LA Times website. In addition to data on earthquakes Schwencke's algorithm can use police data on crime and make brief statements about it. It is up to editor then to select only the most important news and publish them.
When asked is he not afraid for his job or of his fellow journalists, the author of the algorithm said that this robotic way of writing the news is not a substitute for a man, but rather an upgrade that saves a lot of time, helps in collecting the data and their organization, and ultimately promptly publishes key information.
[Ed – The funny thing about this is that it is almost a perfetct way of ensuring the actual facts in a story are not overlooked. Well at lest until the Human Editor selects „the most important news“...]
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