Topic: Robots

May 13, 2013

In which we welcome our robot overlords, wonder when the Arizona Diamondbacks will secede, digress in defense of digressive broadcasters and so on. Also Dan Shaughnessey.

October 17, 2012

The words "human element" have lost much of their meaning in the loud, ongoing conversation over officiating mistakes. But while it's natural to want officiating to be better, it's worth remembering that the human element means more than "brutally botching a call." It's a part of what makes sports what it is.

October 8, 2012

It doesn't necessarily seem like good news, at least from a singularity/rise-of-the-robots perspective, that Yahoo has a team of robo-writers churning out reams of fantasy football copy. The good news, though, is that these robot-crafted fantasy football recaps read as if they were written by and for strange fifth graders.