OpenAI Responds to New York Times Lawsuit, Calls it ‘Without Merit’

OpenAI responded to a lawsuit by The New York Times, stating that it was “without merit” and that its use of copyrighted works to train artificial intelligence technologies is fair use under the law. The company said it collaborates with news organizations and supports the production of quality journalism. OpenAI also claimed that its technologies sometimes reproduce near-verbatim excerpts from articles, but it is working to address this issue. The Times, on the other hand, accused OpenAI and Microsoft of infringing on its copyrights by using millions of its articles to train A.I. technologies. The lawsuit highlighted examples showing ChatGPT reproducing excerpts from Times articles nearly word for word, which OpenAI acknowledged as a “rare bug” and against their terms of use. Other groups, including novelists and computer programmers, have also filed copyright suits against A.I. companies in light of the boom in “generative A.I.” technologies that generate text, images, and other media. The debate over the unauthorized use of published work to train A.I. technologies has sparked legal battles and discussions about the potential value of online information.

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Moms Managing Girl Influencers: A Marketplace Stalked by Men

Elissa began receiving threatening messages early last year from a person calling themselves “Instamodelfan” targeting her daughter’s Instagram account. Despite having over 100,000 followers, the account has been under scrutiny for potentially exploiting children in exchange for money. However, the issue runs deeper than that. Research from The New York Times found that the platform […]

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Insights from The Times’s Investigation of Child Influencers

Instagram maintains the 13-year-old minimum age for accounts, but parents can take control, largely for their daughters’ ambitions to become influencers. Parents initiate their child’s modeling career or gain favor from clothing brands, but a dark subculture emerges, controlled by men attracted to minors, as per The New York Times. The emergence of mom-run profiles […]

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Rising Threat: China’s Growing Cyber Espionage and the New Vulnerability

Beijing’s Networks Expanding Hacking Efforts China has spread its hacking reach with new tools that exploit computer vulnerabilities and a network of contracted vendors. The large scale of China’s hacking operations poses a significant threat, with the FBI reporting China’s hacking program to be larger than all major nations combined. The U.S. has tracked consistent […]

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