‘A clause something like: “When using artificial intelligence to augment your journalism, consider its compatibility with the values of this code. Software that ‘thinks’ is increasingly useful, but it does not necessarily gather or process information ethically.”’

– Paul Chadwick

In The Guardian, Paul Chadwick says journalists need to consider whether fundamental human values are met in AI-enabled journalism, no differently than when humans do the gathering or writing. He suggests newsroom codes should be updated in light of the growing uses of AI tools.

Paul Chadwick is the reader’s editor of The Guardian.


As technology develops, so must journalists’ codes of ethics
THE GUARDIAN | January 2018 | by Paul Chadwick