Google proposes AI tool for writing news articles

Google is developing an AI tool to write news stories and has pitched it to the Times, Post and Wall Street Journal. Google said the AI tools would not replace journalists who report and fact-check but rather free up their time by writing headlines and providing news content based on details of current events. (The New York Times, July 19, 2023, by Benjamin Mullin and Nico Grant)

Executive at the Times were concerned that the technology did not recognize the effort in producing news stories. Some are also concerned about the accuracy of the AI-generated stories. CNET used the technology earlier in 2023 only to issue corrections for factual errors and plagiarism on more than half of the stories. (TechCrunch, July 20, 2023, by Aisha Malik)

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