“Stories such as “Where to find the cheapest fuel in Penrith” are created using AI but overseen by journalists, according to a spokesperson from News Corp. There is no disclosure on the page that the reports are compiled using AI.”

– Amanda Meade

News Corp has an AI system feeding its 75 hyperlocal publications throughout Australia. The Guardian says company executive chair Michael Miller discussed their system at the World News Media Congress in Taipei.

The average weekly output of 3,000 stories comes from a team of four, doing localized stories on weather, fuel prices, and traffic conditions.

A spokesperson from News Corp told The Guardian the stories are “service information” and stressed the work is done and overseen by journalists.


News Corp using AI to produce 3,000 Australian local news stories a week | THE GUARDIAN | July 31, 2023 | by Amanda Meade

Note: An earlier version of our summary erred in the average number of stories produced weekly, which we’ve corrected.