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Microsoft is partnering with media website Semafor to use ChatGPT in the creation of news stories. Semafor will create a feed called 'Signals' that highlights breaking news and analysis, and the AI will act as a research tool. This collaboration is part of Microsoft's broader efforts in journalistic collaborations.
"Signals responds to the deep and continuing shifts in the digital media landscape and the post-social news moment, and to the risks and opportunities posed by artificial intelligence, Semafor wrote."
Semafor's team will use AI tools to quickly identify breaking event reporting from various news sources in multiple languages, with reporters providing context and summarizing different viewpoints. The use of ChatGPT and other AI chatbots in newsrooms has been controversial, but the industry is exploring how to use them to enhance reporting and potentially compete with chatbots producing SEO-friendly content.
"Journalists need to adopt these tools in order to survive and thrive for another generation," said former AP journalist Noreen Gillespie.