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  1. The AP’s Robot Journalism Is Working; AP Claims Robots Aren’t Coming for Journalists’ Jobs

    But who will everyone harass about ethics now?

    The AP's proposed robot journalism program has hit its stride and is working flawlessly—or closer to flawlessly than human journalists, at least. I'm not going to start worrying until they perfect their Back to the Future reference algorithm, though. Then we're going to see some serious shit.

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  2. The Associated Press Will Soon Use Robots to Write Stories

    "01101000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110010 01101100 01100100," wrote the robots in a statement.

    Greetings human—I mean, hey, did you know that robots have learned how to write? And I don't mean they can print out words that someone else wrote; they can now literally produce fact-based news writing all on their own, and the Associated Press will soon have them doing just that.

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  3. AP Twitter Account Hacked: President Fine, Stock Market Not So Much

    The Associated Press just got their Twitter account hacked, and the damage might have been done to your 401k. A tweet sent out from the account earlier this afternoon brought the thankfully fake news of a bombing at the White House in which the President was injured. Though the story was a fake, the repercussions of it are quite real, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average taking a 100 point hit in the moments following the fake tweet.

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  4. Things We Saw Today: Spider-Man Sneaks Into a Wedding Cake

    Things We Saw Today

    Redditor PoliticalMilkman posted this picture of his cousin's wedding cake. She and/or her husband are apparently quite the couple of Spider-fans. Is that him peeking over the groom's shoulder, too? (Neatorama)

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  5. AP Stylebook: “E-Mail” is now “Email”

    The Associated Press announced today that they have finally caught up with 2001 and are accepting "email" as the correct term over "e-mail." As of 3am tonight, the common spelling that millions have used for years will become as close to correct as anything can be in English.

    Of course, the AP has no formal powers over determining correctness in the language. Some dictionaries, such as the 2006 edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, list "email" as an acceptable term. But the AP's stylebook has the historical reputation for being the "Bible of newspapers" and is still looked to as a general language guide in media. Really, this decision doesn't mean much for everyday folks since common usage generally trumps prescriptive ones -- even Google's Gmail proclaims "Email from Google." As the AP admits, "Language evolves." (Twitter via Gizmodo)

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