Summarization is one of the coolest new technologies we are working on in the News Product group at Bloomberg.

We’ve rolled it out in the News Trends screen {TREN <go>}. Click on settings to toggle between traditional headlines by journalists and “Themes” written by computer using AI.

The point here is not to replace human written headlines, but to leverage AI to make them shorter and easier to digest so financial professionals can scan large volumes.

It also stems from the realization that traditional snappy headlines may work well for a front page, but shorter bullets work better for other applications.