Microsoft pulls AI-written article telling tourists to visit the Ottawa Food Bank

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Microsoft published an AI-generated travel article about Ottawa, Canada that prominently recommended tourists visit the Ottawa Food Bank, as spotted by Paris Marx, but it pulled that version of the story after we published this article. The food bank was the No. 3 recommendation on the list, sitting behind the National War Memorial and above going to an Ottawa Senators hockey game.

If you try to view the story at the link we originally included in this article, you’ll see a message that says “this page no longer exists.” “This article has been removed and we are investigating how it made it through our review process,” Jeff Jones, a senior director at Microsoft, said in a statement to The Verge. As of this writing, Microsoft’s article is…

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