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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.

Microsoft and Semafor create news feed using chatbot AI

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.

Microsoft and Semafor create news feed using chatbot AI

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.

Microsoft and Semafor create news feed using chatbot AI

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.

Microsoft and Semafor create news feed using chatbot AI

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.

Glossary

  • 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

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Answers to questions

Which media startup is Microsoft planning to sponsor?

Microsoft intends to sponsor media startup Semafor.

Why is Microsoft partnering with Semafor?

Microsoft and Semafor are collaborating to create the Signals news feed, providing diverse perspectives on world events.

What other journalistic organizations does Microsoft plan to collaborate with?

Microsoft plans to collaborate with other journalism organizations, such as the Craig Newmark School of Journalism, the Online News Association and the GroundTruth Project.

What problems did Microsoft and startup OpenAI face?

Microsoft and startup OpenAI are facing lawsuits from The New York Times, which accused them of using articles to train artificial intelligence.

What journalism tools did Gina Chua use at media startup Semafor?

Gina Chua used research tools based on ChatGPT and Microsoft's Bing for media startup Semafor.

How successful has media startup Semafor been?

Media startup Semafor, founded by Ben Smith and Justin Smith, has received funding from wealthy individuals such as Jorge Paulo Clement and Henry Kravis. The company has more than $10 million in revenue and more than half a million subscribers to its newsletters.

What challenges does Microsoft face in automating the news feed?

Microsoft has encountered problems automating the news feed, such as the system confusing the names of singers or chatbots expressing inappropriate opinions. However, the company continues to develop its technologies and cooperation with journalistic organizations.


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