OpenAI fires back at NYT copyright lawsuit

OpenAI fires back at NYT copyright lawsuit

Updated 9th Jan '24

OpenAI Responds to Lawsuit Filed by The New York Times

OpenAI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) research organization, has recently been involved in a lawsuit filed by The New York Times (NYT) regarding copyright infringement. The NYT accused OpenAI of using its content without permission in the training data for its ChatGPT AI model. In response, OpenAI has stated that it believes the case is without merit.

OpenAI's Collaboration with News Organizations

OpenAI claims that they collaborate with news organizations to include their content in the training data for AI models like ChatGPT. They assert that they have provided an opt-out option for organizations that do not wish to have their content used. OpenAI also acknowledged that there was a bug in the system that caused content repetition, but they have taken steps to address this issue.

Fair Use and Access to Human Knowledge

OpenAI argues that the lawsuit is part of a broader trend of legal actions against companies using generative AI tools. They believe that training AI models with internet data falls under fair use rules and that AI models require access to a wide range of human knowledge.

OpenAI's Stance and Future Collaboration

Despite the lawsuit, OpenAI has expressed its willingness to continue working with the NYT and hopes to resolve the issue through negotiations. They maintain that their goal is to create beneficial AI technology while respecting intellectual property rights.


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