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Foreign media: Microsoft plans to replace the news editing team of British websites with AI

via:CnBeta     time:2020/5/30 17:05:50     readed:82

Microsoft has decided to replace its editorial staff with AI software, the Guardian reported Tuesday.According to reports, on Thursday (28 local time), the British Press Association (PA media) was responsible for maintaining about 27 editors of its news home page on MSN website and Microsoft edge browser. Because Microsoft decided to stop using manual selection, editing and planning of news reports on its home page, it was informed that it would be fired within one month.

One of the dismissed editors said the decision to replace people with AI was risky because existing employees on Microsoft's website had to be careful to follow "very strict editing guidelines" to ensure that violent or inappropriate content was not displayed to users when they opened their browsers, especially younger users.


The editors of Microsoft's website do not interview in person. Their main work is to select reports from other media and edit the contents and titles according to the format and tonality of Microsoft's website. After these reports were released, Microsoft shared the advertising revenue with the original media.

Like other news organizations, the British press association faces severe financial challenges. It has to force some employees to take holidays and ask others to reduce their salaries. It recently acquired the photography company Alamy and expanded its traditional news business.

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