New York Times sues Microsoft and OpenAI for ‘billions’

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  • Source: BBC News
  • 01/02/2024
US news organisation the New York Times is suing ChatGPT-owner OpenAI over claims its copyright was infringed to train the system.

The lawsuit, which also names Microsoft as a defendant, says the firms should be held responsible for "billions of dollars" in damages.

ChatGPT and other large language models (LLMs) "learn" by analysing a massive amount of data often sourced online.
The BBC has approached OpenAI and Microsoft for comment.

The lawsuit claims "millions" of articles published by the New York Times were used without its permission to make ChatGPT smarter, and claims the tool is now competing with the newspaper as a trustworthy information source.

The New York Times by Jakayla Toney is licensed under Unsplash

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