Google is testing Genesis (working title), an AI tool designed to assist journalists in newsrooms by generating news content. The tech giant has pitched its product to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and News Corp, the NYT reports.
It acts as a personal assistant for journalists, automating certain tasks and providing headline suggestions or different writing styles. Google has stated that the technology is not intended to replace the essential role of journalists and their responsibilities for fact-checking and reporting.
Though some executives have praised the tool’s potential, others have expressed concern about relying on AI for accurate news reporting and its impact on traditional journalism. With AI currently being explored in various news organizations, the debate around its responsible use and potential drawbacks continues.