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The alleged theft at the heart of ChatGPT

Nov 10, 2023
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Authors, including Douglas Preston, allege that their novels were used without permission to train OpenAI's AI program ChatGPT. The podcast explores the controversy around this alleged copyright infringement and discusses the ethics of tech companies using copyrighted material. It also highlights other cases of tech giants facing copyright infringement allegations. The positive impact of lawsuits on tech companies, as demonstrated by the Spotify case, is also discussed.
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Quick takeaways

  • OpenAI's chatbot, Chat GPT, demonstrated a deep understanding of copyrighted books, raising concerns about potential unauthorized use of authors' works by the AI.
  • The OpenAI lawsuit is likely to result in a negotiated settlement rather than a full trial, as past copyright class-action lawsuits have commonly led to settlements.

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The Curiosity of a Writer

Douglas Preston, an author, explores the capabilities of OpenAI's chatbot, Chat GPT. He discovers that the AI knows details about his books, characters, and settings that are beyond what is publicly available. This raises concerns about whether OpenAI has used copyrighted material without permission. Preston joins a class-action lawsuit against OpenAI, alleging copyright infringement on an industrial scale.

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