Newspaper conglomerate Gannett is adding AI-generated summaries to the top of its articles

Journalists participating in the pilot program will use AI to produce bulleted ‘key points’ of their story


Gannett, the media company that owns hundreds of newspapers in the U.S., is launching a new program that adds AI-generated bullet points at the top of journalists’ stories, according to an internal memo seen by The Verge.

The AI feature, labeled “key points” on stories, uses automated technology to create summaries that appear below a headline. The bottom of articles includes a disclaimer, reading, “The Key Points at the top of this article were created with the assistance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and reviewed by a journalist before publication. No other parts of the article were generated using AI.” The memo is dated May 14 and notes that participation is optional at this point.

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