Guidance to civil servants on use of generative AI

General principles on the UK Government’s use of generative artificial intelligence (AI), which can be used to create new text, images, video, audio, or code.

Hello everyone,

The guidance provided on the use of generative AI in policymaking is a valuable resource for civil servants. It highlights the benefits and considerations when utilizing tools like ChatGPT and Google’s Bard for various purposes, such as research, summarization, and code development.

One important point emphasized in the guidance is the need to exercise caution and protect sensitive information. Civil servants are reminded not to input classified or sensitive data into generative AI tools, ensuring that individuals’ privacy and government interests are safeguarded. This responsible approach aligns with data protection laws, including GDPR, and helps mitigate potential risks.

The guidance also raises awareness about the limitations of generative AI, specifically regarding bias, misinformation, and the need for human judgment. Users are encouraged to critically evaluate the outputs generated by these tools, cross-check information from reliable sources, and apply their own expertise to ensure accuracy and context.

It is reassuring to see that the guidance includes practical advice on citing generative AI outputs and maintaining accountability for one’s actions when using these tools. By transparently acknowledging the use of generative AI in documents or communication, civil servants promote integrity and provide clarity to readers.

By actively engaging in cross-government working groups, civil servants can contribute to shaping the government’s approach to generative AI and leverage its benefits in their respective roles.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the practical examples provided in the guidance, as well as any experiences or insights you may have in using generative AI within the parameters outlined.

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