Telegraph journalists told use of ChatGPT will result in same sanctions as plagiarism

Staff were warned against entering sensitive or proprietary data into ChatGPT


The Telegraph has issued staff with its official policy on use of generative AI, saying it hopes to have a “permissive” approach to the technology for “back office” tasks.

But the paper has forbidden staff from incorporating AI-generated text into copy except in limited circumstances, which require the sign-off of top Telegraph editors and the legal department.

The guidelines reveal significant concerns within Telegraph Media Group over the legal and editorial risks of using AI for editorial purposes — including a fear that sensitive information entered into chatbots may surface elsewhere.

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