“Automatic news comment generation is beneficial for real applications but has not attracted enough attention from the research community,” they said in a paper released on arXiv late last month.
Beneficial for what "real applications", exactly? Trolling the vast unwashed? Generating fake clicks (and thereby committing fraud on various advertisers)? Artificially increasing Fox
Noise's News's ratings? Stealing an election?
These may be real applications if you are a fraudster, Banana Republican, or Donald Trump, but for the rest of the world, it beggars belief that there is a "real application' for something like this.
Micros~1, just because you can do something, most certainly doesn't mean you should do it1
1 Even if you're being paid metric shitloads of money by 2nd or 3rd world tinpots, you should still engage your brain, and wipe the drool off your face, before you actually consider such a thing. What the fuck is wrong with you people?