Microsoft replaces dozens of journalists with AI

Posted by Peter Rudin on 12. June 2020 in News

Microsoft is replacing dozens of contract journalists with AI systems, in a move to save money and streamline content curation.

The tech giant currently employs full-time staff as well as contract news producers to help curate and edit homepage news on its Microsoft News platform and Microsoft Edge browser.

According to some analysts, AI is not advanced enough yet to handle the duties of human employees at the same skill level, and Microsoft is making a risky move by replacing so many employees.

Using AI for content curation is not new. Many social media, video and news platforms have been using AI to recommend content or remove inappropriate content for years.

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