Last week we revealed Microsoft is replacing its human news editors with artificial intelligence software. A week later the robot journalist is facing accusations of racism after it confused different mixed-race members of Little Mix.
Staff at MSN have also been told to await the publication of this Guardian article and try to manually delete it from the website, because there is a high risk the Microsoft robot editor taking their jobs will decide it is of interest to MSN readers.
As predicted: Soon after we published a story about Microsoft's misfiring artificial intelligence editor, the robot journalist copied the story about itself from the Guardian onto MSN's system. Human staff have now intervened to override the software and delete the article.
The recently-sacked human journalists at MSN have been told to stop leaking to me about what the robot is doing. If you're a human MSN journalist currently trying to stop the Microsoft's robot reporting on itself then my DM/WhatsApp details are in bio. Confidentiality assured.
There's some intern following it around like a Roomba, giving it a kick every now and then to stop it from dragging the dog turd all over the house.