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Automating Journalism?

GigaOM has a story about "robot" algorithms being used by the AP to write some classes of articles - mainly earnings reports for now.  This seems quite sensible, as that text tends to be a dry summary of the numbers.  Perhaps even better would be just show a table with the raw numbers instead of writing down a story in English at all.  That would be even quicker for people to read and consume!