Microsoft Corporation(American multinational technology company) is replacing the dozens of journalists by artificial intelligence, reported The Seattle Times.
Microsoft has reportedly let go of about 50 employees in the US and another 27 in the UK, whose jobs will now be taken care of by AI.
The query of technology and Artificial Intelligence taking up people and replacing their jobs have been in the minds of many for years. Now, dozens of journalists are reportedly being compelled to lose their jobs at Microsoft News and MSN.
According to the reports, Microsoft has stated that the layoffs aren’t directly be associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Many Media Houses and publications internationally have taken a direct hit because of the pandemic and have been pressured to let go of its journalists and other employees members.
The terminated employees were notified on Wednesday that their services would no longer be needed beyond June 30.
The Seattle Times told some staff on the situation of anonymity who stated that MSN will use artificial intelligence to replace the manufacturing work they’d been doing, resembling identifying trending news tales and optimizing content material.
Microsoft Journalists Loses Its Job Because Of Artificial Intelligence
“It’s been semi-automated for a few months but now it’s full speed ahead,’’ one of the terminated contractors said. “It’s demoralizing to think machines can replace us but there you go.”
Full-time news producers employed by Microsoft shall be retained by the corporate; they carry out capabilities much like these being let go. However, all contracted news producer jobs have been eliminated.
One employee member told The Guardian: “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.”
The journalists working on the Microsoft site did not report original stories. They selected stories produced by other news organizations and edited the content and headlines.