Statsheet technology makes sports writing obsolete

first_imgJust when you thought only manufacturing workers had to worry about their jobs being eliminated by computers and robots, apparently sports writers have something to be worried about as well. A new project to create a sports website for all 347 NCAA Division I college basketball teams has broken new ground on how content is created for news sites. The biggest change is that the content won’t be created by humans.The obvious content provided by a computer are stats and scores posted on the websites. Incredibly the automation doesn’t stop there. North Carolina-based startup Statsheet has proprietary software which can not only display information from its database of over 500 million statistics, but place them in full sentences. Here’s an example using the website created for Purdue.AdChoices广告Purdue basketball gets the 2010-2011 season underway on November 14 in West Lafayette against Howard. From game one, the Boilermakers will attempt to prove that they’re even better than last season’s great team. They keep 72% of last season’s player minutes and add in the efforts of a Top 100 recruit and 2 other incoming freshmen. The largest gap to fill for Purdue will be on defense, as they lost 36.2% of their steals. That’s followed by assists, where they lost 31% of last season’s numbers.Each team website will include articles from over 20 categories in addition to photo and video highlights. Statsheet will accompany each basketball team website with a Twitter account, Facebook fan page and a mobile application.Read more at Singularity Hub and the Statsheet press releaselast_img

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