One of the world’s most valuable startups got that way by using artificial intelligence to satisfy Chinese internet users’ voracious appetite for news and entertainment. Every day, its smartphone app feeds 120 million people personalized streams of buzzy news stories, videos of dogs frolicking in snow, GIFs of traffic mishaps and listicles such as “The World’s Ugliest Celebrities.”
"Toutiao, a High-Flying Chinese App, Delivers News to Millions. China’s Censors Have Noticed." is from the January 02, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Raymond Zhong and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.