Microsoft to replace journalists with AI

Darnell Taylor
June 1, 2020

According to global media reports, Microsoft has chose to use the latest system instead of dozens of journalists to publish news on the MSN website. But beginning in June, these media employees will certainly be out of a task- with their duties being passed on to software program made to ferret out one of the most ideal news for human usage.

The contract workers were responsible for choosing, editing and curating stories from news organisations, as well as select headlines, pictures or slides for the MSN site. This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time to time, re-deployment in others. "These decisions are not the result of the current pandemic", the company said.

Man-made brainpower will play out these news creation errands, sources told the Seattle Times.

Microsoft is saying goodbye to several journalists and editorial workers at its Microsoft News and MSN organizations.

But it employs journalists to decide which stories to display and how they are presented.

Microsoft has already started firing its employees. All are employed through outside agencies, including 27 writers with the UK's PA Media Group, according to a Guardian report.

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In a statement published in the Seattle Times, Microsoft explains that "cLike all companies, we evaluate our business from time to time".

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"It's dampening to figure machines can supplant us yet there you go", one of those confronting repetition told the paper.

Since the industry is looking to cut costs, the journalists who will be replaced will now face a tough challenge to get jobs elsewhere. "I have spent my whole life reading how automation and artificial intelligence are going to take all jobs ..."

Other big companies, like Google, They are also studying the possibility of doing the same. The decision of Microsoft to automate the manual curation of its news site is expected to affect other teams of journalists across the globe.

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