Weather Reports Could Soon Be Read by ROBOTS: Computers Learn to Mimic Humans When Compiling Forecasts

BBResearchers from London and Edinburgh are developing a computer that can collate meteorological information and then produce forecasts as if they were written by a human.

Useing a process known as ‘natural language generation’ (NLG), it has the potential to one day be used in humanoid robots on our TV screens . . .

Typically, the program starts with statistics and figures, or any information that isn’t written in language. This includes tables of numerical data or a collection of entries in a database.

Alternatively, NLG will rephrase a block of text to make it easier to read and understand.

It is often referred to as a translator that converts computer speak into natural language, which is tricky for computers due to variances in tone and grammar. (Read more from “Weather Reports Could Soon Be Read by ROBOTS: Computers Learn to Mimic Humans When Compiling Forecasts” HERE)

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