How to Use AI Ethically and Responsibly in Podcasting

A podcaster deciding which path to walk down. Both paths lead to a different podcast mic.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing the world, and that includes the podcasting world. AI can be used to create podcast titles and show notes, generate transcripts, and even help with marketing and promotion. However, it’s important to use AI ethically and responsibly when podcasting.

Tips for Using AI Ethically in Podcasting

Here are a few tips for using AI ethically and responsibly as a podcaster:

  1. Be transparent about your use of AI. Let your listeners know when you’re using AI, and how you’re using it. This will help them to understand the limitations of AI and to make informed decisions about whether or not it’s something they’d like to get more involved with.  Plus, they’ll appreciate that you shared and will likely learn something from you along the way.
  2. Use AI responsibly. Don’t use AI to create content that is misleading or harmful. Be sure to fact-check your information and to use AI as an assistant in your processes.  I like to use the 80/20 rule.  Allow AI to do up to 80% of the work and you take care of the 20%.
  3. Give credit where credit is due. If you use AI to create content, consider giving credit to the AI creators. For example, if you use ChatGPT to help you with your show notes, you would credit OpenAI. In the case of this very blog, I used Google’s new AI Workspace Labs to assist me.
  4. Stay up-to-date on the latest AI developments. The field of AI is constantly evolving, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest developments. This tech is also evolving quickly, so staying up to date will help you make informed, educated decisions on how you’re using AI.  Consider joining our NextGen Podcaster community for all of the latest AI news for podcasters and content creators.

Using AI Safely and Responsibly

In addition to these tips, it’s also important to be aware of the potential risks of using AI. For example, AI can be used to create deepfakes, which are videos or audio recordings that have been manipulated to make it appear as if someone is saying or doing something that they did not actually say or do. Deepfakes can be used to spread misinformation and propaganda, and they can also be used to damage someone’s reputation.

More importantly, you’re losing a major piece of the podcasting puzzle if you’re relying too much on AI to produce your podcast.  That piece of the puzzle?  Authenticity!  Your audience consumes your content because of your voice and your message.  

It’s important to be aware of the potential risks of using AI before you use it in your podcast. If you’re not sure how to use AI ethically and responsibly, join us at NextGen Podcaster at no risk to you!  We’re offering a free one-month trial to get you started on the right path.

If you’d like to learn more about using ChatGPT and AI for your podcast, in an ethical manner, you can watch my recent interview with Producer Jaime below:


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