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Humans still important for local news coverage, local human claims.
By ASCAD (Automated Story Creation and Distribution)

Google’s Digital News Initiative has committed 622,000 ($805,000) to fund an automated news writing initiative for U.K.-based news agency, The Press Association. The Press Association has enlisted U.K.-based news startup Urbs Media for the task of creating a piece of software that turns news data into palatable content. Adriano Ariganello takes this advance in tech and turns it into a satirical headline, which may not be as far from the truth as we think. While I did use a free summariser to create that introduction, it’s obviously in need of a proofread. // Alex Massey 

//Adriano Ariganello is an IT overlord who writes while waiting for the green progress bar to fill. Find him at @canadianoranges//

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