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Facebook to introduce AI-based article summary feature called TLDR soon: Report

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Facebook will soon launch an Artificial Intelligence-based feature called TLDR to summarise articles on other websites, according to a senior executive who revealed the forthcoming feature in a call to employees reported by BuzzFeed News. The feature resembles the businesses of news aggregators like InShorts, who post manually authored summaries of news articles, but this feature by Facebook appears to be an automated evolution of that. TL;DR stands for "too long; didn't read", something that has variously been used as an excuse to not read long texts online, or conversely, to provide a précis-style summary for less patient readers. We have reached out to Facebook for comment. Media companies may be concerned about the feature, as it might reduce traffic to their websites, and consequently, their ad revenue. One solution to this would simply be to pay media organisations off,…

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