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AI learned from their work. Now they want compensation

By Gerrit De Vynck

16 Jul 2023 · 7 min read

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  1. A growing number of artists, writers, and filmmakers are arguing that AI tools were illegally trained on their copyrighted work without permission or compensation. This poses a significant legal threat to the companies promoting these technologies.

SAN FRANCISCO - An increasingly vocal group of artists, writers and filmmakers are arguing artificial intelligence tools like chatbots ChatGPT and Bard were illegally trained on their work without permission or compensation - posing a major legal threat to the companies pushing the tech out to millions of people around the world.

OpenAI's ChatGPT and image-generator Dall-E, as well as Google's Bard and Stability AI's Stable Diffusion, were all trained on billions of news articles, books, images, videos and blog posts scraped from the internet, much of which is copyrighted.

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