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PostPosted: 06/09/20 9:45 am    ::: Robot journalists as bad as real ones Reply Reply with quote

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jun/09/microsofts-robot-journalist-confused-by-mixed-race-little-mix-singers

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Because they are unable to stop the new robot editor selecting stories from external news sites such as the Guardian, the remaining human staff have been told to stay alert and delete a version of this article if the robot decides it is of interest and automatically publishes it on MSN.com. They have also been warned that even if they delete it, the robot editor may overrule them and attempt to publish it again.

Staff have already had to delete coverage criticising MSN for running the story about Little Mix with the wrong image after the AI software decided stories about the incident would interest MSN readers.



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PostPosted: 06/09/20 7:34 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'll at least give the robot editor credit for not being too proud to (potentially) repeatedly republish articles about how substandard it is. Not too many human editors would do that.



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