As of 30/05/2020
Microsoft recently let go of journalists in favor of Artificial Intelligence. As reported by The Guardian, Microsoft has let go of dozens of journalists who maintained news in its MSN website or at the Edge browser. Microsoft ended its contract with PA media who employed these journalists.
This measure has been a worldwide trend where humans are being replaced by a ruthlessly faster, stronger and accurate technology. The journalists who were employed primarily in London, now find themselves in great difficulty as getting a new job is not easy in the current times.
Journalists play an important role in segregating harmful content from the good ones in the ocean of new information. Considering the cases of fake news and misinformation being spread nowadays, human interaction is the cause as well as probably the best solution to the problem. It’d be interesting to see how Artificial Intelligence fares here.