Technology is at the gate! A recent opinion piece in the New York Times describes advances in computer-generated articles and what’s called “automated narrative generation.” Soon, computers will generate “human-sounding stories in whatever voice—from staid to sassy—befits the intended audience.” Indeed, many of the news services we read on the Web today are synthesized from databases, news feeds, and underlying advertising requirements. Behind the scenes, keywords and clicks are tracked, counted and eventually “monetized” as the advertising you see is tailored to your interests.

Imagine this: Some crafty education entrepreneur develops a suite of tools, distributed by a leading...

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About the Author:

Ed Cuoco

Ed is currently an adjunct faculty member at Bunker Hill Community College and Wentworth Institute of Technology teaching writing and communications. Having studied English as an undergrad and management in grad school, he’s spent most of his career in high technology as an individual contributor, manager and executive. He’s been a program manager at Microsoft Research, overseeing a team that explored virtual communities, and a cofounder of onExchange Inc., an online futures exchange, and Spathe LLC, a cloud application for curating research. Ed has been a consultant to a number of companies on startup and strategy issues, including, Equalogic and Black Lobster.