Microsoft fires MSN journalists — replaces them with AI robots

Now onwards you are going to see news stories generated by AI on homepages of the MSN website and Edge browser.

Microsoft has been fired dozens of journalists and editorial workers at its Microsoft News and MSN organizations — leveraging robot journalism to cut costs.

According to Microsoft, this move is a part of their business evaluation process. This can increase investment in some places and redeployment in others. They also clarified that the layoffs are not driven by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Robot uprising in Microsoft has affected around 50 news contractors in the US and around 27 in the UK. One staff member who worked on the team said — “I spend all my time reading about how automation and AI is going to take all our jobs, and here I am – AI has taken my job.”

Microsoft launched MSN in 1995 and has been in the news business for more than 23 years and at the launch of Microsoft News, the company revealed that it had more than 800 editors working from 50 locations around the world.

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Meet Avinash, a tech editor with a Master's in Computer Science and a passion for futuristic tech, AI, and Machine Learning. Known for making complex tech easy to understand, he's a respected voice in leading tech publications and podcasts. When he's not deciphering the latest AI trends, Avinash indulges in building robots and dreaming up the next big tech breakthrough.


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