Posts tagged “Automated Insights”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
"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.
Washington Post hails Automated Inights; DirecTV-AT&T deal advances; FBI criticizes Apple, Google; drones win FAA OK
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to the new era of Robot Reporter. The process of automated writing is no longer about filling in blanks between words with the proper data. Scalability, variety, point-of-view, sentiment - all the concepts that make a human-written article sound like it was written by a human - can be done by a machine. So writes WRAL Insider columnist Joe Procopio, whose day job is making robot reporters reality at Durham-based Automated Insights,