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A.I. Revolution Sparks Concern Among Writers Guild of Great Britain Members, Worries Over Job Security

WGGB Responds To The Risk Of Using Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)

The members of the Writers Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) are grappling with concerns surrounding artificial intelligence (A.I.) and its potential impact on their profession. Similar to their counterparts in the United States, UK writers fear that the growing use of A.I. could lead to a decrease in their writing incomes.

A recent survey conducted by WGGB reveals that 65% of respondents hold this concern. Furthermore, 61% of writers express worries that generative systems powered by A.I. might eventually replace their jobs altogether.

UK Writers Guild Voices Concerns over A.I. Impact on Creative Fields


The Writers Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) has responded to the growing fears surrounding the use of artificial intelligence (A.I.) in creative fields. WGGB published an official policy outlining the risks and benefits associated with A.I., including concerns over job opportunities, pay suppression, copyright infringement, and lack of government regulation.

While acknowledging the potential for A.I. to diversify income streams and sustain careers, writers expressed worries about the technology’s ability to mimic professional writing standards in the future. The WGGB also advocated for fair compensation when A.I. systems employ writers’ work.

Source: Em Fitzgerald

WGGB Policy Recommends Safeguards for Writers in A.I. Era

The Writers Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) has released a policy titled “Writers and AI” that proposes safeguards for writers in the face of artificial intelligence (A.I.) advancements. The policy recommends obtaining explicit permission, maintaining transparent logs, clear labeling of A.I.-generated content, the need for an independent regulator, no exceptions to copyright infringements, accessible routes for challenging A.I. developers, and affordable means for claims.

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WGGB aims to strike a balance between reaping the benefits of A.I. while ensuring writers’ rights and providing a safeguard against fraud and misinformation.