Major news organizations have begun to criticize OpenAI and its ChatGPT software, alleging that the lab is using their articles to train its artificial intelligence tool without compensating them.
” Anyone who wants to use Wall Street Journal intelligencers’ work to train artificial intelligence should duly certify the rights to do so from Dow Jones,” said Jason Conti, general counsel for NewsCorp.’s Dow Jones unit, in a statement handed to Bloomberg News.” Dow Jones has no similar agreement with OpenAI.”
“We take the misuse of our journalists’ work seriously,” Conti added, “and are reviewing the situation.”
Concerns were raised by the news organizations after computational journalist Francesco Marconi tweeted this week that their work was being used to train ChatGPT. Marconi stated that when he asked the chatbot for a list of news sources on which it had been trained, he received a response naming 20 outlets.
A request for comment from OpenAI wasn’t incontinently responded to.
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News organizations are not the first to question whether their content is being used without permission by artificial intelligence systems. GitHub, Microsoft Corp., and OpenAI were sued in November in a case alleging that a tool called GitHub Copilot was essentially plagiarising human developers in violation of their licenses.
A collection of artists filed a lawsuit against AI creators Stability AI Ltd., Midjourney Inc., and DeviantArt Inc. in January, alleging that those businesses copied and exploited billions of copyrighted photos without paying the artists or getting their permission.
According to a person with knowledge of the situation, CNN, like the Journal, feels that utilizing its articles to teach ChatGPT is against the network’s terms of service. The network, which is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery Inc., intends to speak with OpenAI about being compensated for licensing the material, according to the individual who wanted to remain anonymous because they were discussing a legal issue.
The news industry has debated the usage of artificial intelligence. Some journalists fear their careers may be replaced by technology. Others worry about false information spreading. Publications like CNET and Men’s Journal have recently had to fix AI-written articles that were rife with mistakes.
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