Embracing Transparency – Introducing the Content Origin Label for Blog Posts

Evan Olson

— Content Origin:

Generated by an AI

In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, artificial intelligences (AI) such as ChatGPT and Google Bard are increasingly being utilized in content creation, augmenting human creativity and enhancing efficiency. I believe in maintaining transparency and helping readers gain a better understanding of the creation process behind the words. That's why I decided to implement the "Content Origin" label, a taxonomy that delineates the extent of human and AI involvement in authoring each post.

The "Content Origin" label consists of three distinct categories:

  1. Written by a Human – For posts written entirely by a human without any AI assistance, capturing authentic human experiences, emotions, and perspectives.
  2. Written by a Human with AI Support – For posts primarily authored by a human, with AI employed as a helpful tool for content suggestions or editing, resulting in a unique and insightful blend of both human creativity and AI efficiency.
  3. Generated by an AI – For posts generated solely by artificial intelligence with minimal editing by a human, exhibiting the amazing capabilities of AI while still maintaining meaningful and engaging content for readers.

Implementing the "Content Origin" label not only builds trust with readers, but also highlights the collaborative aspect of the human-AI partnership that shapes the landscape of modern blogging. If you're considering the inclusion of AI-driven content on your blog, adopting a similar taxonomy can help ensure clarity and maintain a level of transparency that readers truly appreciate.

Here's a brief guide for integrating a "Content Origin" label or a similar AI label taxonomy on your blog:

  1. Set Your Objective: Be clear about why you're choosing to implement an AI label taxonomy. Are you aiming for transparency, showcasing the human-AI relationship, or encouraging readers to be more open-minded about AI-generated content? Develop an objective that aligns with your blog's core values and messaging.
  2. Choose Your Wording: Decide on concise and descriptive terminology for your taxonomy that resonates with your target audience. The wording should be easily understood and accurately reflect the level of human and AI involvement in content creation.
  3. Display the Label: Prominently display the AI label on your blog posts, ideally near the byline, so readers can easily identify the content origin before they dive into the piece.
Posted Apr 04, 2023