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OpenAI Responds to NYT Lawsuit

OpenAI has publicly responded to The New York Times' copyright infringement lawsuit, labeling it as "without merit".

The details:

  • OpenAI emphasizes its commitment to empowering people with AI tools, citing usage by millions and partnerships with over 92% of Fortune 500 companies.
  • The New York Times lawsuit is seen as an opportunity for OpenAI to clarify its business and technology development approach.
  • Key Points of OpenAI's Stance:
    • Collaboration with news organizations to create new opportunities, including deploying products to aid journalists and integrating historical content into AI training.
    • Fair use of publicly available materials for AI training, with an opt-out option for publishers.
    • Efforts to minimize 'regurgitation' in AI outputs and ensure responsible use of technology.
    • Claims that The New York Times is not presenting the full story, highlighting OpenAI's surprise at the lawsuit given ongoing partnership discussions.

The relevance: OpenAI’s stance reflects its focus on being a responsible AI entity and its commitment to supporting journalism while navigating legal and ethical complexities in AI development. Despite the controversy with The New York Times, OpenAI remains optimistic about fostering collaborative relationships with news organizations.

Read OpenAI's public response