Microsoft sacks journalists to replace them with robots

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Users of the homepages of the MSN website and Edge browser will now see news stories generated by AI

Dozens of journalists have been sacked after Microsoft decided to replace them with artificial intelligence software.

Staff who maintain the news homepages on Microsoft’s MSN website and its Edge browser – used by millions of Britons every day – have been told that they will be no longer be required because robots can now do their jobs.

Around 27 individuals employed by PA Media – formerly the Press Association – were told on Thursday that they would lose their jobs in a month’s time after Microsoft decided to stop employing humans to select, edit and curate news articles on its homepages.

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Desperately clinging to the past, Newspapers struggle to preserve their legacy

Desperately clinging to the past, Newspapers struggle to preserve their legacy

Newspapers struggle to preserve their legacy

Raymond Alvarez:  The White House says there will be no bailout for newspapers.

The media has languished in the grips of depression for 15 years, shedding jobs, and losing ad dollars and subscribers. Indeed, print publishers lately are showing themselves to be yet another example of an old line business that won’t survive.

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India’s Real ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

India’s Real ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ 

Harshvardhan Nawathe won India’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” in 2000.

The film “Slumdog Millionaire,” in which a poor Indian boy wins a quiz show, won eight Oscars. The country is home to a man with a similar story — Harsh Nawathe, who became a millionaire in 2000 as a TV contestant. Today he is helping to educate the children of the slums.

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Grantham Prize Finalists Announced

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Which US or Canadian environmental journalist or team of journalists will win $75,000 for exemplary reporting in 2007? And more importantly, have you read their ground-breaking work yet? To learn the identities of this year’s finalists for the Grantham Prize and to link to their stories, read on. The Grantham Prize was established in 2005 by the University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting and the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment.

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Spy Scandal – Telekom Accused of Tracking Journalists’ Mobile Phone Signals

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 German spys were feeling pretty safe at their Deutsche Telekom home until this happened

The allegations against German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom just keep on coming. German news service, Spiegel, has information that Telekom tracked journalists’ movements using mobile phone data. And the company may have hired ex-Stasi spies to help.

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