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THE MODELS ARE YOURS: THE PUBLIC'S LEVERAGE IN AI

On December 27, the New York Times filed a lawsuit, claiming that Microsoft and OpenAI infringed the Times’ copyrights by using its writings to train GPT-4 and other AI models. It follows a series of similar lawsuits from the Authors Guild, writers Michael Chabon and Sarah Silverman, and more.
THE MODELS ARE YOURS: THE PUBLIC'S LEVERAGE IN AI
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Italian regulator: OpenAI's ChatGPT violated privacy laws

Italy's privacy regulatory agency stated that OpenAI Inc.'s ChatGPT and technology used for collecting user data violate the country's privacy laws. The agency released the investigation results on Monday after launching an investigation in March last year. The results have been notified to OpenAI. The agency stated in the statement that it may constitute one or more violations of EU regulations. OpenAI has 30 days to respond. <br>

OpenAI CEO will meet with Samsung chip business CEO this week

According to a report from an unnamed industry insider cited by Korean Daily Economic News, Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, will meet with Samsung Electronics executives later this week in Seoul, including Co-CEO Kyung Kye-hyun. Altman may discuss various issues with Kyung Kye-hyun, who is responsible for the chip business, and other chip department executives, including artificial intelligence, supply of storage chips, artificial intelligence chip design capabilities, and investment in artificial intelligence chip production.
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OpenAI responds to the New York Times' infringement accusation: There is no legal basis and the training data comes from public channels

OpenAI has made a public response after being accused of infringement by The New York Times. It is reported that in order to train its powerful artificial intelligence (AI) language model, OpenAI will use large amounts of data collected from the internet, including Wikipedia articles, famous novels, social media posts, and all other content, and OpenAI has not obtained any permission. Microsoft is OpenAI's biggest supporter and has deployed OpenAI's artificial intelligence tools in several of its products. OpenAI responded to The New York Times' infringement allegations by saying that there is no legal basis for the allegations and that the training data comes from public channels.

Decentralized AI project Worldbrain completed a new round of financing, with Morgan Stanley participating in the investment

The decentralized artificial intelligence project WorldBrain has announced a new round of financing, with participation from Morgan Stanley, but the specific amount has not been disclosed. WorldBrain is an innovative project initiated by the Worldbrains Foundation, a subsidiary of OpenAI, which combines artificial intelligence, neuroscience, and blockchain technology to develop a comprehensive, multifunctional, decentralized artificial intelligence system. It is reported that this investment will promote WorldBrain's innovation in WorldModel, Web3 technology applications, and Depin facilities.
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OpenAI Negotiating Licensing Deals with Publishers Amidst Legal Turbulence

OpenAI is currently in talks with multiple publishers to secure licensing deals for their content in order to improve their AI models. The Chief of Intellectual Property and Content, Tom Rubin, has reported positive ongoing discussions with publishers. However, OpenAI is facing a lawsuit from The New York Times and Microsoft Corp. for allegedly using their articles without permission, which could result in significant damages and impact their content acquisition strategy. Despite this legal challenge, Rubin defended OpenAI's approach and emphasized that the content is only used for training models and not to reproduce or replace the original content.
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OpenAI pays media companies $1-5 million a year to train its large language models using news articles

Two media company executives who recently negotiated with OpenAI said that OpenAI pays between $1 million and $5 million annually to some media companies to use their news articles to train their large language models. Even for small publishers, this is a small amount, which may make it difficult for OpenAI to reach an agreement. Meanwhile, an executive said that Apple, which is trying to catch up with OpenAI and Google in the generative AI field, is also trying to reach agreements with publishers to use their content. Apple offers more funding, but also wants broader rights to use the content than OpenAI. (The Information)

OpenAI is in preliminary discussions for a new round of funding at a valuation of $100 billion or more

insiders have revealed that OpenAI is in preliminary discussions for a new round of financing, with a valuation of $100 billion or more. Investors who may participate in this round of financing have been included in the preliminary discussions. The details of this round of financing, including terms, valuation, and timing, have not yet been finalized and may still change.

OpenAI signs multi-year licensing agreement with news publishing giant Axel Springer to pay for the use of its content

On December 13th, OpenAI reached a long-term licensing agreement with news publishing giant Axel Springer, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. Under the agreement, OpenAI will pay to use content from Axel Springer publications, including Politico and Business Insider in the US, and Bild and Welt in Europe, to populate ChatGPT's answers and train its artificial intelligence tools.

UK regulators scrutinize Microsoft, OpenAI partnership

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) stated on December 8th local time that it is collecting information from stakeholders to determine whether the collaboration between Microsoft and OpenAI poses a threat to market competition in the UK, where Google's artificial intelligence research laboratory Deepmind is located.<br>In response, a spokesperson for OpenAI stated that Microsoft's non-voting board observer seat did not provide them with management authority or control over OpenAI's operations.