Rio Olympics 2016 Archive

How the International Olympic Committee is using technology to educate future host cities

Bérénice Magistretti Crunch Network Contributor Bérénice Magistretti is a Swiss freelance writer based in San Francisco. She focuses on startups in Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and emerging markets. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network As the Rio Games draw to a close and the competing athletes pack up, leaving the Brazilian metropolis behind, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is already hard at work laying the foundation for …

Robots will cover the Olympics for The Washington Post

The Washington Post announced today that it will use artificial intelligence to report key information about the Olympics. The software will contribute The Post’s coverage of Rio 2016 by posting raw data and short updates, while a team of human reporters will provide readers with analysis and more in-depth articles. Heliograf, as the team calls its robot reporter, will take information from sports data company Stats.com and turn …