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Microsoft fired journalists, now ‘robots’ will work

published on: 01/06/2020 1:21 PM

The employees who manage the news homepage on Microsoft’s MSN website were told that now the company does not need them, because now robots can do their work.

Technology is used to make the life of people easier, but what happens when it is only due to technology that people’s livelihood will come under threat? US tech giant Microsoft (Microsoft) has fired dozens of its journalists and replaced them with artificial intelligence software.

Employees who handle the news homepage on Microsoft’s MSN website and the edge browser used daily by millions of Britons were told that now the company has no need of them, because now robots can do their work.

About 27 employees hired by PA Media (formerly the Press Association) were told on Thursday that they would be leaving in a month, as Microsoft chose humans on its homepage to select, edit and curate news Has decided not to give job.

Microsoft said in its statement- ‘Like all companies, we also regularly evaluate our business. As a result of which more investment is found in some places and from time to time, improvements are made in the system to increase production. This decision has not been taken because of the current epidemic. ‘

Other tech companies, such as Microsoft, pay news organizations to use their content on their websites. But these journalists decide which news to show and how to present it.

According to the Seattle Times report, about 50 contract news producers will lose their jobs by the end of June, but there will be no threat to the team of full-time journalists.

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