The Associated Press, one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent news-gathering, has teamed with Ai again for yet another milestone in automated journalism. Using our Wordsmith artificial intelligence platform, AP is turning Minor League Baseball game data into stories that go straight to the wire.
Automated Insights began automating corporate earnings stories for the AP two years ago. AP called the reaction to that project “overwhelmingly positive” and noted that “we have far fewer errors than we did when we were writing earnings reports manually.” Wordsmith now produces 3,700 corporate earnings stories per quarter, 12 times the output of their previous manual efforts.Now, Ai’s Wordsmith platform is automatically producing game recaps for every single Triple-A, Double-A, and Class A game. That’s 142 teams across 13 leagues for a total of nearly 10,000 game stories per year.Before Wordsmith, the AP wasn’t covering any Minor League Baseball games at all, meaning our content automation added new value without displacing any human tasks. While the AP did cover some Minor Leagues games until 2006, it wasn’t able to cover “nearly as many teams and leagues.”
You’ll be able to find the stories on MiLB.com and the website of your hometown team. They’ll also show up on major sports media sites, such as ESPN. You can find a number of them via Google, too.
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