– Comedian Sarah Silverman and two novelists have filed lawsuits against Meta and OpenAI.
– The plaintiffs allege that Meta and OpenAI used their material without permission to train chatbots.
– Meta and OpenAI are the companies behind ChatGPT, a large language model.
– The lawsuits claim that Meta used leaked information about their AI business without authorization.
– The lawsuit against OpenAI alleges that ChatGPT generated summaries of the plaintiffs' work, indicating the bot was trained on copyrighted content.
– The lawsuits seek unspecified money damages on behalf of a nationwide class of copyright owners.
– The legal risks faced by developers of chatbots when using copyrighted material are underscored by these proposed class action lawsuits.
– Generative AI programs like ChatGPT have gained popularity in recent months for their ability toproduce content in response to user prompts.
– Training AI programs with large amounts of data has created a challenge in applying U.S. copyright law.
– Meta and OpenAI have not responded to requests for comment on the lawsuits.