AI made a big splash this year as the next big thing in technology. Now that AI is famous, it's the target of a lawsuit over copyright infringement.
On the 19th of September, George R.R. Martin, the Author's Guild and a handful of other authors filed a lawsuit against OpenAI, creators of ChatGPT. This follows other lawsuits such as one headlined by Sarah Silverman (which also targeted Meta). Between these two lawsuits, the authors allege that OpenAI's ChatGPT and Meta's LLaMA were trained on datasets containing illegally acquired copies of the plaintiffs' works. Their lawsuit claims the books were illegally acquired from pirate websites and that they didn't consent to the use of their copyrighted work as training material.