A while back, All Things Considered brought you the story of a breakthrough technology: the robot journalist.
Okay, so it's not really a robot. It's actually a software program. You feed it data, it processes that data, and it spits out a news story putting those numbers you gave it into context -- just like you'd see in your local newspaper.
In the beginning, it was used exclusively for sports stories and a lot of people were skeptical -- namely, real-life sports journalists.