NPR recently ran a story pitting one of its reporters against a computer programmed to write a news story. http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/05/20/406484294/an-npr-reporter-raced-a-machine-to-write-a-news-story-who-won
The computer wrote its story faster, but the result was an utterly bland recitation of facts. NPR reporter Scott Horsley’s story had sparkle and context. As a discerning reader, I know which of the two I prefer.