According to the Writers Guild of England, in a recent survey sent to its members, 59 the percentage of respondents who said they thought AI will reduce their writing income. Meanwhile, 59% said they were concerned that AI would take their jobs.
In response, the union released
- Writers and AI
- , a policy position statement, Outlines what it sees as challenges, problems caused by AI and the risks that come with it, as well as AI’s potential benefits for the writing industry – such as its use in detecting copyright infringement.
Current concerns about
AI in writers and artificial intelligence
- include reduced job opportunities for writers, stifled wages for writers , copyright infringement and use of the work without the author’s permission, coupled with a lack of proper government regulation. A total of 59% of survey respondents believe that writers should be paid when AI systems use their work.
While AI systems are not yet sophisticated enough to accurately mimic the writing standards of professional writers, this will be the case in the future, the association claims. However, it said it did not believe AI could match the originality, authenticity, passion and humanity professional writers put into storytelling. It also suggests that potential benefits of AI include allowing writers to diversify and increase their income streams and sustain their writing careers.
In the area of writers and artificial intelligence, the WGGB has made a number of recommendations that it says will help it inform future lobbying and campaigning efforts.
- AI Developers Only Author’s work should only be used with express permission – reflects 65 % of WGGB survey respondents. AI developers should maintain clear and accessible logs of information used to train their tools to allow Authors check if their work has been used – reflects the 65 percentage of respondents who said developers should be aware of the Be transparent about their data, including where they’ve used the writer’s work. If content is generated by AI instead of humans, or decisions are made by AI instead of humans out, it needs to be clearly marked.
- Where AI is used to create content, AI developers should be properly credited for the work used to create such author of the content. WGGB AI percentage survey respondents believe a new, independent regulator should be created to oversee and monitor the expansion of AI, unions believe the government should create a new regulator with a mandate specifically covering AI for all futures and previous AI development work, so authors and others can assert their rights to works that have been used without their knowledge or permission. The government should not allow any copyright exceptions to allow text and data mining to be used for commercial purposes. This would allow AI developers to scrape writers’ work from online sources without permission or payment. Authors should also have clear, accessible and affordable avenues to challenge the practices of AI developers , and make claims about their use of artificial intelligence. Work.
“I already received it Some incredible advances but as with any new technology we need to weigh the risks against the benefits and ensure that developments do not outpace or undermine the protections on which writers and the wider creative workforce depend for a living,” said WGGB Deputy Secretary-General Leigh Sley Gannon.
“Regulation is clearly needed to safeguard workers’ rights and protect audiences from fraud and misinformation. WGGB presents a set of sensible recommendations that will help protect the writing community And put them at ease while allowing them to enjoy the benefits of this undeniably powerful tool.”