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Google tests AI tool that is able to write news articles

By Benjamin Mullin and Nico Grant

20 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

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  1. Google is testing a tool, known as Genesis, that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate news stories. The tool is being pitched to major news organizations such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and News Corp.

Google is testing a product that uses artificial intelligence technology to produce news stories, pitching it to news organizations including The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal’s owner, News Corp, according to three people familiar with the matter.

The tool, known internally by the working title Genesis, can take in information — details of current events, for example — and generate news copy, the people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the product.

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