Automating Bill Simmons

With all the discussion about how statistical analysis has disrupted various facets of sports, virtually nothing has been said about sports journalism.  That’s about to change.  Automated Insights, Inc. (via StatSheet.com) has automated the job of writing everything from game recaps and historical retrospectives to trash talk and sports trivia. Last year alone, AI automated over a half million sports stories covering the NFL, MLB, and NCAA Basketball & Football.  In this talk, Robbie Allen, CEO and Founder of Automated Insights, will describe how sports journalism is being disrupted by statistical analysis and discuss whether the next Bill Simmons will made of software.

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