Man versus Machine: The Ultimate Editing Challenge | Intelligent Editing

Can machines beat humans when it comes to editing? It’s Pat Winfield, leading professional editor and owner of Bookworm Editorial Services, against Intelligent Editing’s PerfectIt, a Word add-in that goes beyond the usual grammar and spell check. Click on the link to see the results. (Of course, we’re cheering for Pat!)

By beating Gary Kasparov in 1997, Deep Blue proved that a computer could beat the best in the world at chess. But what about editing documents?

For years, the idea of computer-aided editing was little more than a joke. However, in the age of voice recognition and machine translation, have computer checkers reached the point where they can defeat professional editors at what they do best? One editor agreed to take the challenge.

via Man versus Machine: The Ultimate Editing Challenge | Intelligent Editing.

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