Microsoft and Semafor create news feed using chatbot AI
Microsoft Corporation intends to sponsor media startup Semafor and its news feed called "Signals", offering multiple posts per day with different points of view on current events in the world.
Microsoft sponsors media startup Semafor for 'Signals' news feed
Microsoft and Semafor collaborate on news feed
Microsoft plans sponsor media startup Semafor to provide diverse perspectives on world events. They also plan to collaborate with other journalism organizations such as the Craig Newmark School of Journalism, the Online News Association and the GroundTruth Project.
Controversial collaboration between Microsoft and OpenAI
Microsoft and startup OpenAI are facing lawsuits from The New York Times, which accused them of using articles to train artificial intelligence. This is not the first time Microsoft has faced similar problems.
AI tools for journalism
Gina Chua, executive editor of Semafor, developed research tools at based on ChatGPT and Bing from Microsoft for a media startup. She notes that modern technology is a real breakthrough in the journalism industry and journalists must use these tools to survive and succeed.
Media startup Semafor gains success
Media startup Semafor, founded by Ben Smith and Justin Smith, gains funding from wealthy people such as Jorge Paulo Clément and Henry Kravis. The company has more than $10 million in revenue and more than half a million subscribers to its newsletters.
News Feed Automation Challenges
Microsoft has faced challenges in automating the News Feed, e.g. the system mixed up the names of singers or chatbots expressed inappropriate opinions. However, the company continues to develop its technologies and cooperation with journalistic organizations.
- Microsoft is a global technology corporation
- Semafor is a media startup sponsored by Microsoft
- The New York Times - famous newspaper in the USA
- ChatGPT - artificial intelligence algorithm used by Semafor
- Bing - search engine from Microsoft