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After 148 days, the Writers Guild of America ended its strike and released details of its tentative agreement with Hollywood studios.

Among the major gains in the proposed contract — which has yet to be ratified by the union’s membership — are protections regarding the use of artificial intelligence. AI was one of the last sticking points during negotiations, The New York Times reported. ...

Newsroom unions are also hoping to codify language that prevents companies from using AI to replace journalistic work. Proposals put forward by unions representing journalists at Gannett newsrooms, The Wall Street Journal and The Associated Press all prohibit the use of AI to replace work done by members.

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