Team BiteSize
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Stanley (Shuan-Yih) Lin CM
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Rina Schiller CS
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Nathan Cinnamond CS
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Arjun Jamwal MBA
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BiteSize asked
How might machines complement humans in reporting the news?
News publishers are struggling to attract new audiences as younger generations show little interest in text-based articles. Increasingly, publishers are turning towards alternative means of conveying news such as video, which is proven to attract higher views and engagement in line with increased social media usage. However, making this transition requires an extended skillset which many vendors, particularly small ones, do not possess. BiteSize News has created an app that summarizes an article text, matches each sentence in the summary with a relevant image from a Google custom search API, and creates a 30-second video summary which can be exported to social media in minutes.