Artifact, the news gathering platform initiated by the people who developed Instagram, is welcoming artificial intelligence with the presentation of a new function that gives readers a summary of news stories. The organization stated that they are adding a tool that creates summaries at the touch of a button so readers can quickly grasp the major points of an article before reading it. For added entertainment, the feature can be employed to give an outline of news in a specific manner – for instance, make it easy to understand like a five-year-old, in the manner of the Gen Z talking, or only with emojis.
The intent behind these styles is not to be functional; they are merely there to bring some frivolity to the feature, thus possibly inspiring users to experience the novel feature.
To take advantage of the AI summaries option, press the “Aa” button located on the menu above a single news article and select the new “Summarize” option. The organization stated that it’s making use of OpenAI’s technologies through its API for creating textual summaries.
The company has warned customers that they should not rely solely on the AI feature to source their information since it is not infallible. It is advised that they should continue to read news as usual.
The company blog post emphasizes that while AI is powerful, it is still important to read the full text of the article as well as the summary. It is possible for AI to make mistakes, so verifying that the summary and the article match should be done as you read.
The company announced the possibility of presenting other compelling variations of the game in the future, apart from those that are accessible when it was initially released.
The function has just been introduced to Artifact users and it may take a bit of time to appear in the application, but you should be able to access it soon.
Systrom and Krieger created Artifact to give people a customised news experience that was distinct from the ‘echo chamber’ on Facebook. Whichever news and stories come up on their home screen are chosen based on the user’s interests and how they interact with the news. Despite this focused selection, the app also has a feature that presents users with the same news item as it is reported by a selection of different sources. Artifact examines the quality of its news sources prior to using them in order to ensure they respect certain principles of authenticity, such as verifying facts and making corrections when necessary, disclosing how their funds are used, and other criteria related to credibility.
Ever since being exposed to the public in February, Artifact has been rapidly making advancements to its features. Just a few weeks ago, they implemented a social discussion setting which permits the audience to comment, upvote, and downvote other comments connected to the news.
The firm hasn’t declared the number of users now using their news app, however app intelligence firm data.ai states that it has had 240 thousand downloads throughout the world from both app stores currently. Within the U.S. App Store, the app is currently ranked 115 in the News department.