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Artificial Intelligence Policy
Here at Brick Architect, we take pride in creating in-depth LEGO content that is written by humans, for humans. We also recognize that a number of Artifical Intelligence (AI) technologies can help us create better content.
Our Goal: Even with the introduction of advanced generative AI built on neural network architectures (such as ChatGPT), we will continue to write our own stories and complement them with great photography. If we decide to include AI-generated images or text in future articles, they will be clearly marked.
A few examples where we currently use AI technologies:
- Image Editing – Most of the photos that accompany our reviews and articles have been edited for screen, with the goal of accurately reflecting how it looks in real life. AI editing techniques include background detection, content-aware fill, and healing tools.
- Text Editing – We do not use AI to generate article text, but we do use AI (such as ChatGPT) to help us write better articles. This involves asking for suggestions to improve the text which we wrote ourselves. To ensure our human voice is not lost in the process, we use the AI-generated suggestions as a starting point and make changes to the text manually.
- Summarization – Generative AI like ChatGPT is extremely good at summarizing text. It is used for ideas when writing excerpts for our own articles or summaries of the articles/reviews featured in our Monthly LEGO News Roundups.
- Translation – The ability to translate any website to your preferred language is powered by AI. We use it when reading articles from around the world, and occasionally feature non-English content in our Monthly LEGO News Roundups.
- Transcription – Transcribing audio is incredibly time consuming. AI-based transcription tools turn audio from interviews into text we can proofread and include in our articles.
Lastly, as more and more content from around the web is replaced with AI generated content, we aim to continue offering rigorously researched articles written by humans. We have always tried to include links to source material when appropriate, but we will make a greater effort to include more citations to reputable sources which helped us write the best content possible. (This could take the form of more inline links or increased use of footnotes.)
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