Narrative Science is a technology company based in Chicago, Illinois that invented Quill, an advanced natural language generation platform powered by artificial intelligence. Narrative Science was founded in 2010 in Evanston, Illinois, after starting at Northwestern University as an academic project in the Intelligent Information Laboratory. The first prototype of the company technology went by the project name StatsMonkey and was developed in the laboratory by Kris Hammond, Larry Birnbaum, Nick Allen and John Templon. StatsMonkey automatically generated news stories on baseball game recaps from applicable baseball game data such as players, game score, and win probability. Narrative Science licensed StatsMonkey and the related intellectual property from Northwestern and began commercial operations in early 2010. Afterwards the company developed a new automated narrative generation platform called Quill, which analyzes structured data and automatically generates narratives. Narrative Science has several investors, including SAP and In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the Central Intelligence Agency. In 2014, the Chicago company raised another $10 million in equity financing, led by customer USAA, for a total of $32 million raised since the company’s inception. Quill is an advanced natural language generation technology powered by artificial intelligence and delivered as a Software as a Service (SaaS). Automated narrative generation systems take raw data, determine what the data mean and then generate easy-to-understand descriptions and explanations in natural language. Narrative Sciences Chief Scientist Kris Hammond explains the platform’s process as simply “mining data for meaning and insight.” The software uses specific sets of data to answer questions about the state of the world for its user. To date, Quill can only write in English. Customers include American Century Investments, MasterCard and the National Health Service of England.