There are robot lizards, robot soldiers, creepy humanoid robots and now robot reporters.

Computer algorithms are automatically writing news articles like these fundamental financial stories.

The Associated Press is using software created by a company called Automated Insights to generate about 42-hundred quarterly report summaries of major companies.
美联社已经在使用一家名为Automated Insights的公司开发的软件,为各大公司生成42个季度报告摘要。

Basic financial data is plugged into the software and a news article is generated. CCTV America’s Jim Spellman reports.
只要把基本的财务数据导入软件,一片新闻报道就能生成。中央台美国站记者Jim Spellman报道。