by Shane Trejo, Big League Politics:
A lot of woke outlets have started announcing layoffs, with one example being BuzzFeed back in December.
The proudly progressive company, mostly known for its quizzes and random lists, joined other tech and “journalism” outlets facing massive financial issues due to the economy late last year.
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As The Daily Caller reported: “BuzzFeed announced another round of layoffs as share prices reach all-time lows.”
“BuzzFeed announced it would be laying off approximately 12% of its workforce,” it added.
Now, it appears BuzzFeed is going to replace those laid off workers with ChatGPT artificial intelligence to avoid going broke.
From CBS News:
In a memo distributed to BuzzFeed staff on Thursday and obtained by CBS MoneyWatch, CEO Jonah Peretti said AI will play an increasingly large role in the company’s operations. Specifically, it plans to use the technology to move beyond curation to help create personality quizzes that ask users questions and generate text write-ups based on their responses.
“To be clear, we see the breakthroughs in AI opening up a new era of creativity that will allow humans to harness creativity in new ways with endless opportunities and applications for good,” CEO Peretti said.
Notice Peretti’s use of the phrase “for good.”
So while BuzzFeed shows no signs of slowing down its daily content of woke garbage and progressive nonsense, the public can rest assured that it will be receiving much of the same – just from computers now.
This is what the company had to say initially about its layoffs back in December:
“The reduction in workforce plan is intended to reduce the Company’s costs in response to a combination of factors, including (i) challenging macroeconomic conditions; (ii) completing the integration of Complex Media … and eliminating redundancies where they exist in both functions and teams and (iii) an ongoing audience shift to short-form, vertical video, which is still developing from a monetization standpoint.”
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