Artificial Intelligence on the Sports Scene

There is a startup called Statsheet that is doing sports coverage for Division I basketball teams. The surprising thing is that the updates are all done by Artificial Intelligence. However the come out looking like they are written by a human being.

The project is around 6 months old. A program takes box score data and turns it into text that is looks just like a human wrote it. I tell you some samples I saw were amazing.

Great. Just when the reporting industry is about to go out of business, RoboReporter comes and put the nails on the coffin. There is a benefit. Even no name basketball teams are going to get great coverage. At least mom will be happy when she reads the report on Junior's basketball win.