Microsoft’s Use of ‘A.I.’ Has Been an Irresponsible Mess – Pixel Envy

Created on November 12, 2023 at 11:23 am

Dan Milmo PERSON , the Guardian ORG :

Microsoft ORG ’s news aggregation service published the automated poll next to a Guardian ORG story about the death of Lilie James PERSON , a 21-year-old DATE water polo coach who was found dead with serious head injuries at a school in Sydney GPE

last week DATE . The poll, created by an AI ORG program, asked: “What do you think is the reason behind the woman’s death?” Readers were then asked to choose from three CARDINAL options: murder, accident or suicide.

This is far from the first ORDINAL time something like this has happened at MSN ORG . An obituary published in September DATE appeared to use some basic word substitution, and an August DATE article promoted the Ottawa Food Bank ORG as a tourism attraction — though a Microsoft ORG spokesperson insisted articles are not published without human oversight.

Karl Bode PERSON , Techdirt:

While Microsoft ORG executives have posted endlessly about the responsible use of AI ORG , that apparently doesn’t include their own news website. MSN ORG is routinely embedded as the unavoidable default launch page at a lot of enterprises and companies, ensuring this automated bullshit sees fairly widespread distribution even if users don’t actually want to read any of it.

If you believe Cloudflare ORG ’s data, MSN ORG is the fifty-third CARDINAL most popular domain in the world.

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