In 1968 Newspaper Publisher Predicted Robot Editors – ValueWalk Premium

In 1968 Newspaper Publisher Predicted Robot Editors

In a speech Silha gave in Paris on November 14, 1968 at an international conference for newspaper publishers, Otto A. Silha, publisher of the Minneapolis Star and Tribune newspapers, outlined a very practical application that is being used today: the robot editor.

How the robot editor works
“The Research Center has developed a program so that the computer reads a story, places a numerical value upon each word in the story and through mathematical formulas determine what is most important in the story and then . . .


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