Artificial Intelligence: On National Press Day, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur addressed an event organized by the Press Council of India, emphasizing the responsible use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the media. The theme of the event was ‘Media in the Era of Artificial Intelligence.’ Minister Thakur highlighted the importance of reaffirming collective commitment to responsible journalism.
Union Minister Anurag Thakur Advocates Responsible AI Use in Media on National Press Day
Speaking on the challenges posed by the integration of AI in media, Thakur stressed the collective responsibility to address and mitigate these challenges. He emphasized the need for precautions to preserve journalistic integrity and ensure the responsible deployment of AI in media practices.
The Minister underscored the crucial task of preventing AI models from adopting biases present in their training data, as this could compromise the integrity of media reporting. Thakur urged vigilance in managing AI applications to maintain the credibility and ethical standards of journalism.
Looking ahead, Thakur expressed his optimism about the media’s role in portraying the transformation of India and capturing the diverse voices, hopes, and aspirations of the nation. He emphasized that National Press Day serves as a tribute to the dedicated journalists contributing to the strength of Indian democracy.
In acknowledging the impact of the digital age on media, Thakur noted the increasing reliance on AI for news content production. As AI plays a growing role in shaping media narratives, the Minister’s call for responsible use reflects the ongoing dialogue on the ethical deployment of AI technologies in journalism.