News evolution: How Google’s Genesis is changing the game
Genesis is able to collect information, including details of current events.
Google began testing its new product, Genesis, which uses artificial intelligence to create news articles. This tool is available in testing to several major publications such as the NY Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal.
Genesis, under the tentative name, is able to aggregate information, including details of current events, and generate news content.
Google is presenting Genesis as a tool that will act as a personal assistant to journalists, automating some routine tasks and freeing up time for more meaningful activities.
In response, Google spokeswoman Jenn Kreider confirmed that the company is working with news outlets to explore the use of AI tools to support journalists. However, she clarified that these technologies are not meant to replace the important role of journalists in the news industry. Tools like Genesis can suggest heading suggestions and suggest text style.
Jeff Jarvis, professor of journalism at the City University of New York and media expert, stresses that if this AI tool can effectively and reliably provide truthful information, then journalists should use it. However, he warns that misuse can threaten the credibility of journalism and news outlets.
Several publications, including the NY Times, NPR and Insider, have already announced plans to explore the use of AI in breaking news writing. The Associated Press has been using AI for some time now to create articles on a variety of topics, including company earnings reports, although the number is still low.