Posts tagged “Automated Insights”

Updated April 10

Premium Lock 'From CEO to student:' Next adventure for Automated Insights' Robbie Allen

Robbie Allen, founder and CEO of Durham's Automated Insights, is going back to school - again. And he just may hatch another startup idea as he pursues a Ph.D at UNC's Kenan-Flagler.

Robbie Allen's newest back-to-school trip Robbie Allen's newest back-to-school trip

Updated March 27

Premium Lock Joe Procopio: Talking future of automated journalism at SXSW (+ video)

I've been to SXSW several times. In fact, just last year I spoke there about the future of sports. I was there for four days, I went to a ton of sessions. I went to bunch of parties, I even went to a handful of VIP events. It was fun, but it was kind of empty. So this year I approached SXSW a little differently, because this year, I'm on a mission.

Updated June 30, 2016

Premium Lock Associated Press to utilize Automated Insights robotic software to cover Minor League Baseball

The Associated Press and Minor League Baseball are teaming up with Durham-based Automated Insights for game coverage using robotic writing software. The news service says it now can provide stories about all games played by 142 teams across 13 different leagues.

Robots to write your sports?  Robots to write your sports?

Updated May 25, 2016

Premium Lock Automated Insights: Adding a robot data scientist right into your spreadsheet

Durham-based Automated Insights is adding a new dimension to spreadsheets: "Actionable text." How? Read this explanatory blog from Automated Insight's James Kotecki, the firm's director of communications.

A sample of new Wordsmith tool for spreadsheets A sample of new Wordsmith tool for spreadsheets

May 24, 2016

Premium Lock Narratives for spreadsheets; Spiffy's $1.6M; RTP traffic warning; Ag biotech showcase winner

Triangle headlines In today's Triangle headlines, a wrapup of stories about RTP-related technology news: Automated Insights unveils new software for creating a spreadsheet narrative; startup Spiffy raises $1.6 million; a former transportation secretary offers advice to the Triangle; and a look at the winner of the N.C. Biotechnology Center's ag tech showcase winner.

Updated January 7, 2016

Premium Lock Author, author 2: RTP entrepreneur Joe Procopio writes again

Somehow between working as an executive at Automated Insights and being a very busy father, Triangle entrepreneur Joe Procopio finds time to blog - a lot. And now he's written a second book. But this time he's looking to make a little money as an author. He also assures WTW that robot-writing AI didn't produce the book.

Joe Procopio's new book Joe Procopio's new book

Updated October 26, 2015

Premium Lock CED's #OnTheRise campaign raises $1M

Council for Entrepreneurial Development The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), the largest and longest-running network for entrepreneurs in the country, has already raised $1 million toward a three-year, $2 million entrepreneur-led campaign to support the success of high-growth companies, attract investment and promote the Triangle and North Carolina nationwide.

October 20, 2015

Premium Lock Automated Insights launches public access to Wordsmith

Automated Insights Automated Insights, the Durham-based company automating many writing tasks such as earnings reports for investor AP and fantasy sports reports for Yahoo, is launching a public beta of its Wordsmith platform.

Updated October 6, 2015

Premium Lock Two dozen employers featured at Come Tech Out Job Fair

Two dozen employers coming to job fair The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), along with community partners, Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) and Work in the Triangle, will host the next COME TECH OUT the Triangle Job Fair on October 8, 2015 from 8:30 am - 1:00pm at NC State's McKimmon Conference & Training Center in Raleigh. Two dozen employers have thousands of positions open. The Job Fair is free to attend for job seekers.

Updated October 2, 2015

Premium Lock NCTA names tech awards finalists, individual winners

NCTA The North Carolina Technology Association has disclosed its list of NC Tech Awards finalists for this year. The NC Tech Awards is the state's largest awards program, recognizing the tech sector's extraordinary achievements. Individual award winners were also announced.

October 2, 2015

Premium Lock UNC-CH chemistry professor wins $250K award

Joseph DeSimone  Joseph M. DeSimone, chancellor's eminent professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named the recipient of the inaugural $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine. He won for his invention and use of PRINT, a breakthrough technology that has been used to make advances toward the development of new cancer treatments, inhalable therapeutics and next generation vaccines for malaria, pneumonia and dengue.

Updated August 6, 2015

Premium Lock Two more power investors join CED Tech Venture lineup

CED Tech Venture The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is adding more investor star power to its Tech Venture conference coming up next month in Raleigh: Warburg Pincus and Vista Equity Partners. Both have made significant Triangle deals.

Updated February 16, 2015

Premium Lock 'Entrepreneur in Residence' spot at Underground up for grabs

American Underground      Our team at the Underground will work with Google and the CODE2040 program to identify and host an "Entrepreneur-in-Residence" for a year. The EIR will be a Black or Latino/a entrepreneur who will work to build connections with minority-led startups and help to create a more diverse tech ecosystem. But time is running out to apply.

February 13, 2015

Premium Lock Inside the Automated Insights deal: The backstory

Robbie Allen "It's pretty surreal," says Robbie Allen, who started work on AI-predecessor StatSheet in 2007 while an employee at Cisco and sold the now-named Automated Insights in a deal announced Thursday. "This isn't something I expected to do at this point--we just raised money and things were going really well. But it was just the right mix of opportunity--and everything."

February 12, 2015

Premium Lock Automated Insights: Proof that Triangle's entrepreneurial network delivers

Council for Entrepreneurial Development "Success has many parents," writes Steve Hinkson, director of communications at the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. And Robbie Allen, CEO of Automated Insights which made its "exit" through acquisition on Thursday, is proof - as Allen recently told the CED.

Updated September 26, 2014

Premium Lock Washington Post hails Automated Inights; DirecTV-AT&T deal advances; FBI criticizes Apple, Google; drones win FAA OK

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology news: Automated Insights gets big press for fantasy football program; DirecTV shareholders OK AT&T deal; the FBI criticizes new data protection of Apple and Google devices; and the FAA gives OK for use of drones in movie making.

Updated June 30, 2014

Premium Lock Durham-based Automated Insights lands $5.5M in funding, deal with Associated Press

Durham-based Automated Insights, which uses proprietary robotic technology to produce content for web sites, has landed $5.5 million in new venture capital funding. The Associated Press, which is an investor, also says it will use Automated Insights for some news stories.

June 30, 2014

Premium Lock Associated Press on Automated Insights deal: 'A leap forward'

The Associated Press The Associated Press spells out its reasoning in a Q&A for signing a robotic content production deal with Durham-based Automated Insights, calling the deal "a leap forward." AP also invested in the company. The AP says it will launch company earnings stories based on robot-processed data in July.

Updated June 6, 2014

Premium Lock Embracing robots in journalism: No rotten tomatoes at Columbia University conference

In the four years that I've been designing and developing automated content at Automated Insights, the reaction of traditional journalists to our technology has been all over the map. So how would hundreds of journalists react to my address in New York? I didn't anticipate what happened. So what did occur? WRAL TechWire Insiders can find out in this first-person exclusive.

Entering the lions' den at Columbia Entering the lions' den at Columbia

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