CoinGeek: Bloomberg, Reuters gear up for new cryptocurrency social media index

CoinGeek: Bloomberg, Reuters gear up for new cryptocurrency social media index. “Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters trading terminals are preparing to offer access to a new cryptocurrency index based on social media and news commentary, in a move aimed at providing more information for those trading crypto through their platforms.”

The Drum: Reuters builds AI tool capable of writing sentences and pitching stories

The Drum: Reuters builds AI tool capable of writing sentences and pitching stories. “Reuters is advancing its embrace of artificial intelligence a stage further with the development of a new tool capable of writing sentences and suggesting story ideas as well as data analysis. Lynx Insight has been conceived to better differentiate between tasks suited to automation and those which remain the preserve of humans, who will be able to dedicate more time to high value tasks such as interviewing, assessing importance and understanding context.”

Nieman: Reuters built its own algorithmic prediction tool to help it spot (and verify) breaking news on Twitter

Nieman Journalism Lab: Reuters built its own algorithmic prediction tool to help it spot (and verify) breaking news on Twitter. “When it comes to automating the process of spotting breaking news, solving one problem can create several more. Reuters discovered this firsthand over the past two years as it built Reuters News Tracer, a custom tool designed to monitor Twitter for major breaking news events as they emerge. While reporters curate their own lists of sources to get rapid alerts on stories they’re already looking for, the Reuters tool is designed to solve a different problem: detecting breaking news events while early reports are still coming in.”

Reuters Launches New Poll Response Site for 2016 US Presidential Election

Reuters has launched a new tool for the elections that sounds pretty ambitious. “Powered by the largest presidential tracking poll ever attempted, the new tool shows how each of the candidates’ support in the Reuters/Ipsos poll translates at the state level in the Electoral College and how changes in turnout among demographic and political groups could affect the result. Users are able to adjust turnout of different voter groups themselves to see how that could change who wins and who loses the election.”

Reuters: How Google Is Shaping the Rules of the Driverless Road

If you have any interest in self-driving cars at all, check out this enormous article from Reuters: How Google is shaping the rules of the driverless road. “The battle to dominate the next generation of cars hinges in part on autonomous driving technology. Google has built a leading position – thanks not just to its tech expertise, but also its persistent lobbying.”