We’ve written about robo-sports-reporting program StatsMonkey before, but now another robotic sports article generator has launched: StatSheet launched earlier this month and is covering 345 college basketball teams with no human intervention.
Allen believes that automating routine sports stories by pulling statistics from a database will free up reporters to do more interesting things. And that while his pieces read a bit robotically, they’re no worse than what the humans are already doing. “Someone sent me an article written by a well-known sports columnist, and our algorithm could have generated that,” he said.
Here’s a recent story previewing the Duke game against Oregon. It’s incomprehensible to us, but we’re not basketball fans.