ChatGPT And AI Companies Must Compensate Content Creators, Says Media CEO
Michael Miller, CEO of News Corp Australia, is adamant that ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence (AI) companies should compensate content creators.
He explain that the rise of generative AI is just another way for digital companies to profit from other people’s creative work without compensating or attributing them.
AI companies must compensate creators
Miller specifically cites ChatGPT, an AI chatbot developed by OpenAI and partly owned by tech giant Microsoft, as an example of a company that has established a $30 billion business using the original content and creativity of others. persons “without compensation and attribution”.
Miller referenced the Australian news media deal code, which focuses on compensation for online content and went into effect on March 2, 2021. The code required technology platforms to pay news publishers for their content. Because of that provision, he believes that such law applies to AI platforms and projects.
In response to the creation of AI projects like ChatGPT-4 and Midjourney, more than 3,000 technology leaders, including Elon Musk, and researchers recently signed an agreement open letter calling for a temporary pause in AI development, citing “profound risks to society and humanity”. an excerpt from the letter read: “It may be important to obtain an independent review before starting to train future systems.”
Miller believes AI engines are at risk to their future success if they fail to convince audiences that what they display to others is coming from trusted and credible platforms, including mainstream media. He argues that they should fairly compensate those who supply the substance, which is then fed into the AI engines.
Importantly, the CEO insists that creators deserve to be rewarded for their original work, which is a huge part of AI training. These engines, he adds, are “invading” the style and tone of journalists, musicians, authors, poets, historians, painters, filmmakers and photographers.
The crypto industry is also starting to see more networks using AI, with projects like Fetch.ai and Singularity NET being popular examples. Their respective currencies are rising, taking advantage of AI’s popularity.
Italy investigates ChatGPT
Meanwhile, Italy’s data protection agency temporarily blocked ChatGPT and open an investigation into suspected violations of data privacy rules. OpenAI tweeted, informing the masses of the breach. However, they attributed the breach to a bug that exposed users’ chat history without consent.
We took ChatGPT offline on Monday to fix a bug in an open source library that allowed some users to see other users’ chat history titles. Our investigation also found that 1.2% of ChatGPT Plus users may have their personal data revealed to another user. 1/2
— OpenAI (@OpenAI) March 24, 2023
The Italian data protection agency, Garante per la protezione dei dati personal (Warden for the protection of personal data), also noted a lack of information warning users about the data collected by OpenAI and a lack of “legal basis justifying the mass collection of an AI and storage of user data.”
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