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Robot journalists get jobs at Microsoft, dozens employees laid off


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

30th May, 2020. 11:59 pm
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Robot journalists get jobs at Microsoft, dozens employees laid off

NEW YORK: Leading US technology company Microsoft has laid off dozens of employees, announcing the use of robots to continue MSN services.

According to international media reports, Microsoft has decided to use the latest system instead of dozens of journalists to publish news on the MSN website.

Under the plan, Roberts will now replace the editors on the system, selecting the news and publishing it on the website without restriction.

Reports further stated that Microsoft also experimented with publishing news from a robot, which went successful.

A Microsoft spokesman said that the program was launched after reviewing the nature of the business, as it would require the purchase of a robot once instead of a per month paycheck.

The company said in a statement that the robot could be deployed to other positions, expanding the scope of the project. According to Microsoft, the decision to deploy the robot was not made because of coronavirus, but the plan had been under consideration for many years.

Reports said about 50 contract news producers will lose their jobs by the end of June, but for the time being there will be a team of journalists who will be watching the work of the robot editors.

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

Microsoft has already started firing its employees. The official said that the artificial intelligence may not be fully aware of the agency’s strict guidelines and it is possible that these robot editors may start publishing inappropriate news that could bring the organization into disrepute.

Also read: Coronavirus: Device sales expected to decline significantly in 2020

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