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Theverge.com is one of a number of news sites to report the job losses at Microsoft News and MSN as the company replaces editors and journalists with AI tools in areas like the curation of stories. Microsoft is reported as saying that the decision is nothing to do with the problems caused by coronavirus, although media organisations across the world have had to face up to reduced advertising and other revenues. The website says that Microsoft has increasingly used AI in Microsoft News for tasks including scanning for content, processing, filtering and image matching. Job losses are thought to number 50 in the US and 25 in the UK, out of around 800 editors that the company is estimated to employ worldwide. Read more.
Microsoft increases role of AI in news - editors and journalists jobs to go in the latest deployment of Artificial Intelligence
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