In the realm of journalism, communication, and information dissemination, the rise of generative artificial intelligence (AI) presents a complex ethical juncture. It’s becoming increasingly difficult for consumers of diverse content types, including news, literature, music, and video, to determine the actual source behind what they see, hear, and absorb.
Our position is that AI should not be utilized for creating content due to several critical reasons:
- The technology, while intriguing, often fails in accuracy, leading to unreliability.
- There are many legal and ethical concerns regarding AI’s method of content generation, especially in terms of using copyrighted and non-copyrighted materials.
- The issue of potential biases in AI-generated content is still unresolved.
Although we acknowledge AI’s usefulness in certain scenarios, its application is limited in our operations.
Here is a breakdown of how we currently engage with and avoid generative AI.
HealthSpot.net’s Policy on AI:
- We abstain from publishing AI-generated images, including photos, graphics, and videos. We have confirmation from our image suppliers that they too reject AI imagery, and we will promptly remove any AI images if found on our site.
- We employ AI tools to ensure our content is plagiarism-free.
- We are open to experimenting with generative AI for brainstorming, research, and data mining/data collection to aid human-written editorial content, but we are cautious about its efficacy.
We regularly inform our content creators of our AI policies. Should we find any violation, like submission of AI-generated content, we will handle it as a serious editorial breach, with consequences up to termination.