Microsoft to sack journalists and replace them with Artificial Intelligence
This news is going to fuel the Artificial Intelligence debate again as Microsoft fires 27 journalists for artificial intelligence. Microsoft is replacing its journalists with artificial intelligence to select, curate and edit news articles on the MSN and Edge homepages. Around 27 Microsoft journalists were told on Thursday that they would be losing their jobs in a month’s months time. The company said the journalists who maintain the news homepages on Microsoft’s MSN website and the homepage on the Edge browser are no longer needed since robots can do their jobs now.
I spend all my time reading about how automation and AI are going to take all our jobs, and here I am – AI has taken my job
one staff member said.
The staff member also said that it is a risky turnover for the company and the businesses reporting news on their sites as AI will have a strict check of the abusive and harmful content along with many minor detections of the content that may stop the blog to get listed on the top list.
We are in the process of winding down the Microsoft team working at PA, and we are doing everything we can to support the individuals concerned. We are proud of the work we have done with Microsoft and know we delivered a high-quality service. Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis. 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
a Microsoft spokesperson said
There 27 employees were told that Microsoft’s decision to end the contract with PA media was taken “at short notice as part of a global shift away from humans in favor of automated updates for news”.
It is quite difficult to digest that our jobs will be replaced by AI in the future, but it has started. What do you think about Microsoft’s decision to replace its Journalists by AI? Do mention your views in the comment section below. To stay updated for news like tech and cybersecurity subscribe to our newsletter from here