Thomson Foundation has joined 16 partner organisations to launch the ‘Paris Charter on AI and Journalism’. The first of its kind, the charter defines crucial ethics and principles that journalists, newsrooms and media outlets globally will be able to adopt and use in their work with artificial intelligence.
It was written by a commission initiated by Reporters Sans Frontieres and comprising 32 media specialists, from 20 different countries and was chaired by Nobel Peace Prize winning journalist Maria Ressa. The result is a set of ten fundamental ethical principles to protect the integrity of news and information in the age of AI, in anticipation of new technologies poised to dramatically transform the media industry.
“The committee worked hard to find the right balance between helping journalists navigate the risks that come with using AI and feeling empowered to explore the potential benefits," says Hosam El Nagar, Director of Innovation and Learning at Thomson Foundation. "The charter on AI and journalism is a valuable reference point at a time when everyone is finding their way”
The threat of mis and disinformation to democracy has long been a key focus of our work, reflected in past projects in Sudan and the Western Balkans.
As disinformation becomes more widespread and more sophisticated, Thomson Foundation is consistently adapting and evolving, taking steps to keep apace with one of the most pressing issues of our time.
From our recent alliance with the Partnership on AI, a pilot workshop with Adobe, our upcoming Thomson Talks with Madhav Chinnappa and now with the Paris Charter, we continue to champion trusted journalism in a challenging world.