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Big layoffs at CNET come after publishing of AI-generated stories

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According to The Verge, tech site CNET is laying off about 10 percent of its public masthead. Executives say cuts were made to focus CNET on areas where it is more guaranteed to bring in traffic from Google searches.

In January, it was reported that CNET had published dozens of articles that were generated using AI without any announcement. More than half the articles were eventually corrected due to factual errors. CNET will begin using AI more frequently soon, which is reflected in the mass layoffs.

Read more at the Verge.


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