Major News Outlets Accuse OpenAI
A group of 20 major news outlets, including Bloomberg and BNN, have accused OpenAI of using their articles to train their artificial intelligence language model, ChatGPT, without their consent and without compensation. The news outlets allege that OpenAI has used their copyrighted material to improve their AI, which is a violation of their intellectual property rights.
The allegations first surfaced when computational journalist Francesco Marconi tweeted that ChatGPT was using the news outlets’ articles to train its language model. Marconi asked ChatGPT for a list of news sources it was trained on and received a response naming the 20 outlets. OpenAI has not yet responded to the accusations.
The Concerns Raised By News Outlets
The news outlets are concerned that OpenAI is using their articles to train ChatGPT, which is a sophisticated AI language model that can generate text that is almost indistinguishable from human-written text. They fear that their articles are being used to create content that is being sold to third parties, and they are not receiving any compensation for this use.
According to the news outlets, they were not asked for permission to use their articles, nor were they given any compensation for the use of their intellectual property. This has led to concerns that OpenAI may be violating their intellectual property rights and profiting from their work without their consent.
OpenAI’s Response To The Accusations
OpenAI has not yet responded to the accusations, but it is likely that they will deny any wrongdoing. OpenAI has previously stated that their language model is trained on a large corpus of text that is publicly available on the internet. They argue that they are not using any specific news outlet’s content to train their AI, but rather a general corpus of text that is available on the internet.
However, the news outlets argue that this is not the case. They claim that OpenAI’s language model is so sophisticated that it can only have been trained on specific types of text, including their articles.
The Implications Of The Allegations
The allegations against OpenAI could have significant implications for the development of AI language models. If it is found that OpenAI has used copyrighted material to train its language model, it could open the door for other companies to do the same. This could lead to a situation where news outlets’ articles are being used to create content that is being sold to third parties, without the news outlets receiving any compensation.
The allegations also highlight the need for clearer guidelines around the use of copyrighted material to train AI language models. As AI technology becomes more sophisticated, it is likely that more companies will be using copyrighted material to train their models. This could lead to a situation where news outlets and other content creators are not receiving any compensation for the use of their intellectual property.