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July 5, 2023

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July 5, 2023

Potential Rise In Lawsuits Surrounding Use of Chat GPT

The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has brought forth a new wave of technological advancements that have significantly impacted various industries. However, as AI systems like OpenAI's ChatGPT continue to evolve, legal questions and challenges are beginning to arise.

Recently, OpenAI found itself in the midst of a lawsuit filed by authors Paul Tremblay and Mona Awad, who allege that their copyrighted books were improperly used to train ChatGPT. This lawsuit sheds light on the potential legal implications surrounding AI-generated content and raises questions about copyright infringement. The authors argue that ChatGPT generates remarkably accurate summaries of their books, which strongly indicates that their works were used as a training dataset. If proven true, this utilization of copyrighted material without permission could potentially violate copyright laws and lead to substantial legal repercussions for OpenAI.

The filing of this lawsuit comes on the heels of another noteworthy incident involving ChatGPT. Just recently, news broke that two New York lawyers faced sanctions from a judge after submitting a legal brief containing six fictional case citations, all of which were generated by ChatGPT. This incident highlights the potential risks associated with relying on AI systems for legal work, as it raises concerns about the accuracy and reliability of AI-generated content in a legal context.

The emergence of AI technology has undoubtedly presented novel challenges for the legal system. As AI models like ChatGPT become increasingly sophisticated, it becomes crucial to establish clear guidelines and regulations regarding their use of copyrighted material, especially in the work place.

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