Responsible AI Policies

By Diana Cacy Hawkins

AI is creeping into everything we do today. This statement is inspired by Gordan Graham, The White Paper Guy, from whom I learned how to write white papers long ago and he still helps me learn something new nearly every day since then. 

This manifesto was originally created by the Marketing AI Institute.

Diana Cacy Hawkins agrees with all the following principles.

  • We believe in the responsible design, development, deployment, and operation of AI technologies.
  • We believe in a human-centered approach to AI that empowers and augments professionals. AI technologies should be assistive, not autonomous.
  • We believe that humans remain accountable for all decisions and actions, even when assisted by AI. The human must remain in the loop in all AI applications.
  • We believe in the critical role of human knowledge, experience, emotion, and imagination in creativity, and we seek to explore and promote emerging career paths and opportunities for creative professionals.
  • We believe in the power of language, images, and videos to educate, influence, and affect change. We commit to never knowingly using generative AI technology to deceive; to produce content for the sole benefit of financial gain; or to spread falsehoods, misinformation, disinformation, or propaganda.
  • We believe in understanding the limitations and dangers of AI and considering those factors in all our decisions and actions.
  • We believe that transparency in data collection and AI usage is essential in order to maintain the trust of our audiences and stakeholders.
  • We believe in personalization without invasion of privacy, including strict adherence to data privacy laws, mitigation of privacy risks for consumers, and following our moral compass when legal precedent lags behind AI innovation.
  • We believe in intelligent automation without dehumanization and the potential of AI to have profound benefits for humanity and society.
  • We believe in an open approach to sharing our AI research, knowledge, ideas, experiences, and processes in order to advance the industry and society.
  • We believe in the importance of upskilling and reskilling professionals and using AI to build more fulfilling careers and lives.
  • We believe in partnering with organizations and people who share our principles.

It can be confusing and even complicated at times, but I strive to follow these policies to the best of my ability. 

Diana Cacy Hawkins

Cacy Enterprises LLC and all its divisions 


Diana Cacy Hawkins AI Transparency Statement: May 2024

I offer mostly human-generated content and materials, preferring the human touch over AI. AI is a useful tool, but it has a long ways to go before it can provide the complex emotions and trust original content can. 

I do not present AI-generated content to my clients and readers without their permission and full disclosure.

👉I may use AI as a thought generation and organizational tool in performing a duty.

👉I may use AI to generate different versions of a graphic/photo to find the best one for my own outreach. 

👉I may use AI to analyze and discover possibilities. 

My clients understand that I will never deliver any content solely generated by AI. I rely more on human-generated content. AI content cannot be copyrighted, even with significant adjustments to it. For this reason, unless a client specifies that material is a one time use or a use that is not proprietary, I won’t use AI-generated content.

My clients understand that I do not rely on AI to provide me with factual research. While I may use AI to quickly determine what to research and possible locations of that research, I still do all fact-gathering myself. 

My clients understand that I study master prompting techniques so that I can help them discover how to live with AI in their life without compromising their integrity or safety. This also helps me understand how to fix poorly written AI-generated content.

I do use AI assistance for some tasks. AI tools designed to make menial tasks easier and quicker are beneficial to getting work done promptly and completely when used properly. Anyone is free to ask me what tools I used for any given task. 

I am using AI-Assistance Tools for the following tasks:

  • to brainstorm ideas when needed
  • to structure outlines in the right format or coded into spreadsheets
  • to assist me in analyzing voice and tone where needed
  • to experiment with prompts to see which may benefit me or my clients
  • to draft experimental stories, reports, and articles, which I always identify as such
  • to experiment with alternative ways of getting the same message across
  • to produce some artwork for my own materials when copyright is not a concern

I am using free or paid versions of these AI tool groups:

  • Generative: Bing, ChatGPT, Claude-AI, others through Perplexity.AI
  • Keyword Tools
  • Grammar/Writing Checkers
  • Canva Pro Tools
  • AI art tools for ads and world building materials

While I may use some generative AI art tools, my covers are made by contracted book cover artists and myself via Canva Pro when copyright is not an issue or/and with Original digital art. I have started the habit of annotating how covers are made in my publications. I do my best to make sure my paid cover artists are not giving me AI generated images to protect my intellectual property. I do understand that many artists do use AI Assisted content that can be copyrighted and is appropriate for this purpose.

Note that since AI is moving so quickly, this page may not be 100% complete or up to date.