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General Election 2019: How computers wrote BBC election result stories

General Election 2019: How computers wrote BBC election result stories

Technology
For the first time, BBC News published a news story for every constituency that declared election results overnight - all written by a computer.It was the BBC's biggest test of machine-generated journalism so far.Each of nearly 700 articles - most in English but 40 of them in Welsh - was checked by a human editor before publication.The head of the project said the tech was designed to enhance the service provided rather than to replace humans."This is about doing journalism that we cannot do with human beings at the moment," said Robert McKenzie, editor of BBC News Labs."Using machine assistance, we generated a story for every single constituency that declared last night with the exception of the one that hasn't finished counting...
Mauricio Pochettino unhappy with both the result and the performance as Newcastle stun Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino unhappy with both the result and the performance as Newcastle stun Tottenham

Sports
Mauricio Pochettino admitted he was disappointed with the performance and the result as Tottenham Hotspur succumbed to Newcastle United. The Magpies had yet to pick up a single point under new boss Steve Bruce and faced a Spurs side that got to the Champions League final and held out the reigning Premier League champions last weekend. However, £40million summer signing Joelinton showed great composure to tuck away one of the few chances for the visitors as they claimed a vital 1-0 win. AFP or licensors Pochettino cut a frustrated figure on the sidelines Speaking to talkSPORT’s Ian ‘The Moose’ Abrahams after the game, Pochettino revealed he was upset with the way his side played. “When asked if he thought Spurs were flat, Pochettino said; “Yes I would
Amir Khan vs Billy Dib RESULT: Brit blows smaller man away with fourth-round knockout, calls out Manny Pacquiao

Amir Khan vs Billy Dib RESULT: Brit blows smaller man away with fourth-round knockout, calls out Manny Pacquiao

Sports
TOO STRONG It was a simple night's work for Khan Amir Khan floored Billy Dib twice to secure a fourth-round knockout on Friday night in Saudi Arabia. The Brit made his physical attributes tell against his overmatched, undersized, late-replacement opponent and put him away without any trouble. Getty The performance echoed Khan’s comeback win over Phil Lo Greco last year In the opening round, the size difference between the pair was blatant as super-featherweight Dib jumped up 17lbs to face welterweight Khan on short notice. Although nothing hugely significant landed from either man, it seemed to be only a matter of time. Come the second, this theory proved true as the Brit decked the Australian with a big left hook. Dib survived the
‘No evidence’ Russia influenced Brexit result via Facebook, Clegg says

‘No evidence’ Russia influenced Brexit result via Facebook, Clegg says

Technology
By Lucia Binding, news reporter There is "absolutely no evidence" that Russia influenced the Brexit result by using Facebook, Sir Nick Clegg has said.The tech giant's vice president said Facebook has run two full analyses of the data it held in the run-up to the 2016 referendum, and found no "significant attempt" by outside forces to influence the vote's outcome. Sir Nick argued on BBC Radio 4 that "the roots to British euroscepticism go very deep". Image: Facebook was not used to influence the Brexit result, Sir Nick said Brexit opponents have repeatedly questioned whether the Kremlin played a role in the vote by promoting stories online on issues including immigration in a bid to sway opinion.Th...

10% upside or 20% downside? Here are the projections for result day market swing

Finance
NEW DELHI: Even if the election outcome on May 23 delivers shock verdict, Dalal Street is unlikely to swing more than 10 per cent. Analysts say the market has already witnessed severe battering from non-political factors like adverse global cues and mixed March quarter earnings and valuations have come off quite a bit. “I do not think there is any optimism left. People are cautious; they are suffering because of economic pain. The approach should be to get the house in order rather to going overboard with optimism,” Ravi Dharamshi, CIO, ValueQuest Investment Advisors, told ETNow. In May alone, the market has taken a major hit following the April losses. Indian market been one of the top losers among major emerging markets so far in May amid renewed concerns over the US-China trade war. Agg