Today, AFP and other leading global news and publishing organizations signed onto an open letter to policymakers and industry leaders globally, laying out proposed principles for the regulated and responsible growth of generative AI models.
In addition to outlining consequences for the media industry and the public should the global regulatory landscape not evolve as quickly as AI innovation, the letter also voices support for the creation of an appropriate legal framework around the technology.• The disclosure of training sets used to create generative AI models.
Specifically, it outlines regulatory and industry actions to drive responsible AI practices that protect the content powering AI applications while preserving public trust in media, including:
- The disclosure of training sets used to create generative AI models.
- The protection of intellectual property of those who make content used to train AI.
- The ability for media companies to collectively negotiate with AI model operators and developers over the use of proprietary intellectual property.
- Mandates for generative AI models and users to clearly, specifically, and consistently identify their outputs and interactions as including AI-generated content;
- A requirement that generative AI model providers limit the bias in, misinformation from, and abuse of AI services.
Signatories of the letter include:
- Agence France-Presse (AFP)
- European Pressphoto Agency
- European Publishers’ Council
- Gannett | USA TODAY Network
- Getty Images
- National Press Photographers Association
- National Writers Union
- News Media Alliance
- The Associated Press
- The Authors Guild