Microsoft To Replace Journalists With Robots'

Andrew Cummings
June 1, 2020

Dozens of journalists have been sacked after Microsoft chose to replace them with artificial intelligence software.

The tech giant now contracts several dozen journalists to select and curate news stories that appear on MSN and its Edge internet browser. Dis fit result to increased investment in some places and, from time to time, redeployment in odas. "These decisions are not the result of the current epidemic".

The Seattle Times quoted unidentified insiders as saying the company has notified the affected workers that their services would no longer be needed beyond June 30.

Microsoft, like some other tech companies, pays news sites to be able to use their content on MSN.


Microsoft is planning to replace contracted journalists with robots.

The layoffs are part of a further push by Microsoft to rely on artificial intelligence to collect the news and content presented on MSN.com, within Microsoft's Edge browser and in the company's various Microsoft News applications. Microsoft works with thousands of publisher and news organization to power its news platform, which has almost 500 million monthly users in 140 countries across web, mobile, and email. The report, however, suggests that full-time news producers will be retained and all contractual news production jobs have been eliminated.

One journalist quoted in the paper said: "I spend all my time reading about how automation and AI is going to take all our jobs - now it's taken mine".

The individual also warned that replacing journalists with software was risky.


Talking to an American newspaper, a journalist revealed that the future of hundreds of journalists will be at stake after artificial intelligence (artificial intelligence).

BusinessInsider suspects the move was driven by the Bing team, which now owns Microsoft News.

A study carried out in the United Kingdom has discovered that some British workers sabotage robots, so that they do not take away their jobs.

Other big companies, like Google, They are also studying the possibility of doing the same.


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