Robot bloggers on way--Crave frets

How secure are our jobs?

Fareastgizmos

Crave constantly begs for more resources, like any self-respecting blog, but a robot helper isn't exactly what we had in mind.

NEC's "PaPeRo" is designed to automatically assemble multimedia features for blogs, finding relevant material online based on conversations you have with it. (We're not kidding.) Just talk to the bot, Fareastgizmos says, and it will analyze the one-way discussion and find related photos, graphics, music and other accompaniments to post along with a video recording of the conversation.

Now we don't think that bloggers are in imminent danger of being replaced by a generation of PaPeRos. But we at Crave would be less than honest is we didn't admit to feeling a twinge of insecurity upon reading about this thing. After all, a robot's diary is probably just as interesting as most blogs out there.

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