What we’re talking about: the latest about news automation
We work hand-in-hand with our publisher partners. Together we develop the content and we support their distribution requirements - and we like to talk about it.
Here, you can stay up-to-date with what goes on in our publisher universe.
McClatchy and United Robots in strategic pilot partnership
We're thrilled to announce that US local media group McClatchy have signed an agreement with us for a pilot partnership to deliver automated news about home sales in Sacramento County, CA. The pilot, which is live as of early September, includes automatically generated stories about individual sales as well as aggregated articles on aspects such as median or average price, and top lists of most expensive homes sold during given periods for given areas or neighborhoods.
Automated journalism – meet the advocates
September 2021 – Today, a majority of Scandinavian newsrooms leverage robots for routine reporting. We've now pulled together a star panel of publishers who are committed to automated journalism and eager to discuss why.
We raise growth capital as automated journalism takes off internationally
United Robots have established ourselves as the go-to provider of solutions for robot journalism. €1,5 mi in capital from Investment AB Spiltan will now allow us to significantly accelerate expansion across international markets, as demand for automated journalism gathers pace.
How Dutch NDC will cover 60,000 regional football matches...
...with no impact to newsroom time or resources.
Automating live sports at Bonnier News Local
Live sports is one of the most powerful tools when it comes to driving reader engagement as well as subscription and advertising businesses. However, managing video content publication is often a resource-intensive workflow for news publishers, making it hard and expensive to create substantial video consumption volumes.
We're now working with Bonnier News Local and their video provider Flowplay, to solve this issue. We have set up an automated workflow whereby we provide every single live stream or video clip with its own robot text before and after the match. The video/article page includes graphics, widgets, images and links for all of BNLO's 40 titles.
New product: Annual reports in digestible form
The beauty of robots as reporters is that they can sift through and analyze huge amounts of data and then churn out digestible pieces of content, quickly, efficiently and consistently.
Our newest robot tackles the cumbersome task of turning companies' annual reports into short, readable articles and visuals.
2021 Best Product Award. Nominated: Our Real Estate robot.
OK, that's a slight simplification. But the fact is that Bergens Tidende's new Home Sales vertical – entirely populated with robot written articles – has been nominated in the category Best Subscription or Membership Product in the 2021 Digiday Media Awards Europe.
Accelerate live sports: a robot text for every video
Live sports is one of the most powerful tools when it comes to driving reader engagement as well as subscription and advertising businesses. However, managing video content publication is often a resource-intensive workflow for news publishers, making it hard and expensive to create substantial video consumption volumes. We have now developed an automated solution to address this issue.
“Our goal is to provide a richer local journalism offer.”
Swedish local media group NWT Media have started publishing robot journalism provided by United Robots, which means we now deliver automated content to all local media groups in the country. The NWT Media agreement includes automatically generated content in sports, real estate, traffic, weather, company registrations & bankruptcies as well as the editorial news alerts service Breaking Desk. The sports content service also includes Q&A, United Robots’ platform for automatic retrieval and publication of coaches’ comments.