Could a computer write this story?
Narrative Science, and other tech companies, are creating computer programs that turn data into written stories.
May 11th, 2012
03:48 PM ET

Could a computer write this story?

By John Sepulvado, CNN

(CNN) - Computer applications can drive cars, fly planes, play chess and even make music.

But can an app tell a story?

Chicago-based company Narrative Science has set out to prove that computers can tell stories good enough for a fickle human audience. It has created a program that takes raw data and turns it into a story, a system that's worked well enough for the company to earn its own byline on Forbes.com.

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