Google funds automated news project

"Skilled human journalists will still be vital in the process, but Radar allows us to harness artificial intelligence to scale up to a volume of local stories that would be impossible to provide manually," said PA editor Pete Clifton.

Wait until the kiddies hack Google's automated news algorithm. Your articles will contain nothing but emojis.

I was an aspiring journalist in high school and college before landing on a career in technology. There is something innate about a talented reporter's ability to craft a story into a clever, nuanced, informative read. I doubt robots will get that nuance in their article composition.

And how awkward will it be to be interviewed by a bot?