AI guidance, terms added to AP Stylebook
The guidance advises journalists to avoid language that attributes human characteristics to these systems – or uses gendered pronouns – and remember that such systems are built by people with their own human biases and aims.
- Generative artificial intelligence, clarifying the concept and advising to consider the models’ tendency to generate inaccurate responses to queries.
- Training data, explaining the term, and advising to consider the specific information training data may contain as machine learning models learn to find patterns from these datasets. The types of training data used in different AI tools can vary widely.
- Algorithmic bias, a term used to describe the negative impacts of AI tools that draw from large datasets that are skewed by historical or selection bias.
The AP Stylebook also now includes guidance for journalists to cover and accurately explain to their audiences the technologies and the concepts used in their creation.
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