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Microsoft is Teaming Up with Semafor on AI-Assisted News Stories

‘Signals’ Will be Written Entirely by Journalists with Microsoft’s Chatbot Acting as a Research Tool

Microsoft is teaming up with media website Semafor on a new project that uses ChatGPT to aid in the creation of news stories, The Financial Times has reported. It’s one of several journalistic collaborations Microsoft is set to announce today, and follows a New York Times lawsuit filed against the software giant and its partner, OpenAI, for copyright infringement.

Semafor, co-founded by former Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith, will create a feed called “Signals” that will be sponsored by Microsoft for an undisclosed but “substantial” sum, the report states. It will highlight breaking news and analysis, offering a dozen or so posts per day. All stories will be written entirely by journalists, with the AI effectively acting as a research tool.