Authors Guild, and a group of prominent fiction writers game of thrones Authors George R.R. Martin, John Grisham, Michael Connelly, and Jodi Pickult file a class action lawsuit against OpenAI, alleging that OpenAI’s AI technology infringes on their works. It is reported that.
The authors argue that OpenAI copies their work “at scale without permission or consideration,” and that the AI company uses its work to create large-scale language models, i.e., “human-like responses to user prompts and queries.” “It was fed into an algorithm designed to output a text response.” report By the deadline.
The lawsuit alleges that OpenAI’s popular chatbot ChatGPT “accurately generated summaries” of specific Grisham works, using the exact same characters as the existing books.
Had ChatGPT “not been captured and ‘trained'” on Grisham’s work, it “could not have produced the material,” the complaint says.
“Generative AI is a vast new field where Silicon Valley has been leveraging content providers for years. Authors should have the right to decide when their work is used to “train” AI. If they choose to opt-in, they should be compensated appropriately,” said author Jonathan Franzen.
Other authors who are plaintiffs in this lawsuit include David Baldacci, Mary Bly, Sylvia Day, Elin Hilderbrand, Christina Baker Klein, Maya Schaumberg Lang, Victor LaValle, and Douglas Preston. , Roxana Robinson, George Saunders, Scott Turow, and Rachel Vail.
The lawsuit reportedly seeks to prohibit the author’s work from being used in large-scale language models without authorization. The lawsuit also seeks unspecified actual damages and, in lieu of that, up to $150,000 in statutory damages for each offending work.
An OpenAI spokesperson provided Deadline with the following statement:
Creative professionals around the world use ChatGPT as part of their creative process. We respect the rights of writers and authors and believe they should benefit from AI technology. We’ve had productive conversations with many creators around the world, including the Authors Guild, and worked with them to understand and discuss their concerns about AI. We are optimistic that we will continue to find mutually beneficial ways to work together to help people take advantage of new technologies in the rich content ecosystem.
This is not the first lawsuit filed against AI creators.
Over the summer, actress Sarah Silverman filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Facebook’s parent company Meta and OpenAI for allegedly using her content to train artificial intelligence language models without permission.