The New York Times has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against OpenAI and Microsoft. The media claims that his articles were used to train an artificial intelligence that now competes with it.
The NYT is not asking for a specific amount, but it says the companies should answer for billions of dollars in damages for «illegal copying and use of uniquely valuable works.» The NYT is also demanding the destruction of chatbot models and training data that use their material. OpenAI and Microsoft have not yet responded to the charges.
The Times is the first major US media outlet to sue the companies behind ChatGPT and other popular AI platforms for copyright infringement.
This lawsuit could define the legal framework for artificial intelligence technologies and affect the future of the news and creative content industries.