This page details Geek Native’s policy on AI-created content or AI assistance in content creation.
This first publication was released in September 2022 and will be reviewed to keep pace with the rapidly evolving technology and issues.
Geek Native uses AI technology (machine learning) technology.
- Grammarly is used for spellchecking and grammar.
- Quillbot is used for spellchecking, grammar and helping to re-write press releases and blurbs.
- IMG Larger is used to enhance thumbnails or upscale other images.
- Midjourney is used to produce some images.
Ethical AI/machine learning
Geek Native’s Patreon promises not to spend money raised on maintenance or technology. The use of machine learning / AI technology is considered to be part of this. As a result, Patreon donations are never used to pay for AI software.
Geek Native is committed to, and Patreon is used for raising money to commission articles and illustrations. Despite the rise of AI alternatives, that commitment remains, and the goal is to put money back into the hobby, not technology suppliers.
AI images will be used to illustrate stories, help facilitate marketing (such as in banners) and enhance merchandise.
AI images will not be sold as assets. AI-composed articles will not be used, although AIs are used to assist the production of blog posts.
Technology partners are expected to hold to high sustainable and ethical best practices.
Where machine learning-produced images are used, their presence will be disclosed with a link to this policy.