Twenty-six publishing and journalism organizations from around the world have released a set of principles meant to guide development, deployment and regulation of artificial intelligence systems and applications.
The Global Principles for Artificial Intelligence (AI) “are aimed at ensuring publishers’ continued ability to create and disseminate quality content, while facilitating innovation and the responsible development of trustworthy AI systems,” say the groups.
The News/Media Alliance, News Media Association, News Publishers’ Association, Digital Content Next, the World Association of News
Publishers, the European Magazine Media Association and FIPP are among the signatories. (All signatories are shown above, as well as online, along with the full principles.)
The principles address issues relating to intellectual property, transparency, accountability, quality and integrity, fairness, safety, design, and sustainable development.
They state that AI tools must be developed in accordance with established principles and laws that protect publishers’ intellectual property, brands, consumer relationships and investments, adding that AI systems’ current “indiscriminate misappropriation of our intellectual property is unethical, harmful, and an infringement of our protected rights.”
“AI systems are only as good as the content they use to
train them, and therefore developers of generative AI technology must recognize and compensate publishers accordingly for the tremendous value their content contributes to the development of these
systems,” states News/Media Alliance President and CEO Danielle Coffey.
The principles state that developers, operators, and deployers of AI systems should: