Microsoft is replacing approximately 50 news production workers with artificial intelligence (AI), according to reports.
Approximately 50 employees who work producing news for MSN will not have their contracts renewed, as their jobs will now be handled by AI. According to The Seattle Times, the move only impacts contractors working through staffing agencies. Full-time, in-house employees will evidently keep their jobs.
Much of the “work involves using algorithms to identify trending news stories from dozens of publishing partners and to help optimize the content by rewriting headlines or adding better accompanying photographs or slide shows.”
AI has been replacing jobs in many industries, with news and writing being one of the latest impacted by the new technology.