Sky News recently tested its first AI news reporter, developed with Norwegian YouTuber and coder Kris Fagerlie, using ChatGPT and other AI software.
The AI reporter pitched story ideas, researched topics, identified experts, and even generated images to produce a news article and TV report. Despite its capabilities, the AI made critical errors that required human intervention for ethical and editorial standards. Sky News concludes that while AI can replace some tasks, the imagination and rigor of real journalists will keep their jobs safe for now.
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