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Google Unveils 'Genesis' AI Tool for News Writing, Raising Concerns Among Journalists

19/7/23

By:

Mett.Ai News Desk

New AI Tool for Journalists

Google has announced the development of a groundbreaking artificial intelligence tool named "Genesis," designed to write news articles and create headlines. The tool aims to revolutionize news reporting by assisting journalists in crafting articles and generating headlines. While Google emphasizes that Genesis is designed to augment journalists' productivity rather than replace them, some executives and journalists are expressing concerns.


The tech giant has already approached major news organizations, including News Corp, the parent company of the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal, to introduce the benefits of this AI tool. Google emphasizes that the tool is meant to be a personal assistant for journalists, automating basic tasks to ease their workload, freeing up more time for in-depth reporting and analysis.


However, some journalists and media executives have expressed skepticism and unease during presentations about the tool's potential impact on the human effort required to craft accurate and compelling news stories. Critics worry that the reliance on AI-generated content could compromise the quality of reporting and lead to misinformation spreading.


Despite concerns, Google maintains that the AI-enabled tools are still in their early stages of development and will be offered as optional aids for journalists, not replacements for their essential roles in reporting, fact-checking, and creating articles.


This move by Google comes amidst growing tensions between media outlets and Big Tech firms, with recent legal disputes over online advertising market dominance and potential legislation requiring tech firms to pay for news content.


Other media organizations have experimented with AI-generated content, but some faced challenges, as seen in the case of CNET, which had to issue corrections and updates to articles produced with generative AI.


As Google's "Genesis" continues its development and potential integration with news organizations, the future of AI in journalism remains a subject of debate, with concerns about maintaining the integrity and accuracy of news reporting in the digital age. Only time will tell how Google's Genesis will shape the future of news reporting.

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