Now here's a helpful program for this forum.
"Your power is getting weak, old man"
It's going to take awhile before anything like this can replace a human being. I guarantee a news article written by a person will be much more interesting and enjoyable than one generated by a computer.
Heheheheh very funny you all. But a machine will never replace a man. A man/machine hybrid, however, that's different.
The article you linked to is very interesting indeed. In fact, it may be possible that, in the future, a lot of our entertainment will be researched, written and created by machines. Right now we use machines to generate graphics, and so forth, to create movies, etc. But in the future, the machines might be writing the news and creating the news programs all by themselves.
Machines will never have creative thought, though. How do you program a computer to write a sonnet? Or a poem?
There's a wonderful scene in Star Trek:TNG where data is trying to write poetry, and when he does it has the most ultimate rhyme, iambic pentameter, etc. But it doesn't have any feeling.
For the feeling part, we still need a human element. And I don't think that machines will ever get that part right on their own. Not until the machines that we make are in fact alive themselves.
Your lack of faith is amazing; but you are probably right.
That's what we have you for, phantazmm