CNET Laying Off Humans After Publishing AI-Generated Articles

  • Red Ventures has wasted no time in hitting its tech news site CNET with another round of brutal layoffs, following the revelation that it had been very quietly publishing AI-generated articles for months starting late last year.
  • But in the wake of enormous controversy and its latest culling of CNET’s workforce, Red Ventures says the layoffs — which according to The Verge affect some ten percent of its remaining workforce — actually have nothing to do with its pivot to AI.
  • “Today’s decision was not a reflection of the value or performance of our team members, the use of emerging technologies, or our confidence in the CNET Group’s future,” a CNET spokesperson told Variety, after ignoring our request for comment.
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