AOL to replace editors with robots: Sign of the apocalypse or future of news?

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday on AOL CEO Tim Armstrong’s plans to Google-ize the company’s news. Here’s the gist of the story, according to ’s David Kaplan. “Rather than just rely on editors and journalists deciding on what kinds of stories to run, AOL will employ a system that relies on a series of algorithms that will predict of the kinds of stories, videos and photos that will have the greatest appeal to audiences and advertisers,” Kaplan …

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