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AI is creating a legal minefield
While the Federal government and dozens of states scurry to create AI legislation, AI cases are already filling our courts.
Among the most notable lawsuits:
- Microsoft, GitHub, and OpenAI are being sued for allegedly violating copyright law by reproducing open-source code using AI.
- Visual artists in a proposed class-action lawsuit are suing artificial intelligence image firms as is Getty Images.
- Celebrities are getting into the act. Not only did the recently settled Hollywood writer’s strike include provisions to protect writers from AI, but individual celebrities are suing. Comedian and author Sara Silverman is suing OpenAI and Meta, claiming copyright infringement along with book authors Paul Tremblay, Mona Award, Chris Golden, and Richard Kadrey. Recently best-selling authors John Grisham and Jodi Picoult along with Jonathan Franzen and Elin Hilderbrand joined the legal battle against OpenAI.
The minefield analogy is real. In March, the US Copyright Office said that works created using artificial intelligence may be copyrighted, provided the work meets a “human authorship requirement.”
However, in August, a US federal judge said AI-generated artwork can’t be copyrighted.
So, which is it? As the Verge recently observed, “Nobody really knows how things will shake out around US copyright law and artificial intelligence.”
While copyright infringement cases comprise the bulk of the current lawsuits, patent suits also are expected, as the court needs to consider, as the New York Times headline asks, “Can AI Invent?”
AI Five Fast Facts
- This year, nearly 200 AI-related bills have been introduced nationwide in state legislatures – four times more than in all of 2022.
- Legislators in 31 states have introduced 191 bills related to artificial intelligence. However, only 14 became law.
- Bills restricting deepfakes are the most popular and the most likely to be passed: 6 of 37 bills were passed.
- A new North Dakota law defines a person as an individual, organization, government, political subdivision, or government agency or instrumentality. It specifies that the term does not include environmental elements, artificial intelligence, an animal, or an inanimate object.
- The FTC required Weight Watchers to delete the AI algorithm it developed for its weight-loss app. The FTC said that Weight Watchers marketed its app to children under 13 without parental consent.
AI headlines: Take 10
How ChatGPT Can Help You Do More With PDFs | Wired 9/24/23
New ChatGPT plugins can read PDFs, helping you search and summarize PDF content.
Real Estate’s Hidden AI Revolution | NFX 9/21/23
Peter Flint, founder of Trulia, gives his take on AI, but hidden? AI is all over real estate.
ChatGPT update enables its AI to “see, hear, and speak,“ according to OpenAI | arsTechnica 9/25/23
Paid subscribers will soon be able to talk to a ChatGTP than can hear, speak, and see.
ChatGPT users can now browse internet, OpenAI says | Reuters 9/27/23
The only problem is that ChatGPT uses Bing, and at rollout, the results are not very good.
Introducing New AI Experiences Across Our Family of Apps and Devices | Meta 9/27/23
Facebook introduces a plethora of new AI tools to boost engagement (and its ad revenue)
Amazon pours up to $4B into AI startup Anthropic, escalating rivalry with Microsoft and Google | GeekWire 9/25/23
Amazon accelerates its AI push, aiming to become a major player instead of a lagger.
Supercharge Your Next Marketing Campaign: 5 Unconventional Prompts For ChatGPT | Forbes 9/26/23
Here are 5 unique prompts you can send to ChatGPT to boost your marketing campaigns.
How AI Assistants Will Transform Real Estate Investing | IoT For All 9/22/23
AI can help real estate investors analyze real-time data and much more.
Spotify is going to clone podcasters’ voices — and translate them to other languages | The Verge 9/25/23
Spotify and OpenAI partnering will offer a new AI-powered voice translation feature for creating foreign-language versions of your favorite podcasts.
YouTube unveils a plethora of new AI-powered tools for creators | CNN 9/21/23
Real estate agents can use new tools to simplify making videos and reach more people.
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