– 💰 Thousands of published authors demand payment from tech companies for the use of their copyrighted works in AI training.
– 📜 The open letter signed by more than 8,000 authors accuses AI companies of unfairly profiting from their creative works.
– 🤝 Authors call on AI companies, including ChatGPT-maker OpenAI, Facebook-parent Meta, Google, Stability AI, IBM, and Microsoft,
– ... and Microsoft, to seek permission before using copyrighted material and to pay writers for featuring their work in generative AI outputs.
– 📚 The authors emphasize the significant role their copyrighted books, articles, essays, and poetry play as essential "food" for AI systems' development.
– 🧠 The tech industry faces growing pressure over alleged intellectual property violations with AI training processes.
– 📄 A reference is made to the Warhol v Goldsmith Supreme Court holding, highlighting the importance of "transformative use" in copyright matters.
– 👽 A new algorithm developed by the University of Toronto aims to identify extraterrestrial signals (technosignatures) from real signals in space using machine learning.