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As Media Reckons With AI Giants, Another Major Publisher Takes the Money

Axel Springer became the latest media company to partner with AI, as news organizations grapple with how best to use the technology while protecting jobs and their financial position.  The German media company announced a partnership Wednesday with OpenAI’s ChaptGPT, in which ChatGPT will pull from content from Axel Springer’s brands, including Politico, Business Insider, […]

OpenAI Bringing Back Sam Altman as CEO Days After Firing

In another plot twist, artificial intelligence start-up OpenAI, the parent company of ChatGPT, said that co-founder Sam Altman was set to return as its CEO after days of drama following a showdown between him and the company’s board that fired him. “We have reached an agreement in principle for Sam Altman to return to OpenAI as CEO with […]

New Lawsuit Ropes Microsoft Into OpenAI’s Legal Battle With Authors Over Training Data

A new lawsuit from an author whose work was used to train OpenAI’s artificial intelligence model spotlights the company’s partnership with Microsoft to create ChatGPT. The suit, filed in New York federal court on Tuesday, thrusts the tech giant into the unfolding legal battle for the alleged “rampant theft” of copyrighted material to fuel one […]

Microsoft Hires Former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman in Shake-Up of AI Landscape

After a weekend in which the future of artificial intelligence research seemed up for grabs, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that his company has hired former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and his top deputy, Greg Brockman. “Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, together with colleagues, will be joining Microsoft to lead a new advanced AI research […]

ChatGPT Parent Company Fires CEO Sam Altman

ChatGPT parent company OpenAI is parting ways with its CEO Sam Altman. The decision comes after the board said it “no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI” after finding that Altman “was not consistently candid in his communications with the board,” according to a statement Friday. Mira Murati, the company’s chief […]

Authors Sue Meta, OpenAI in Lawsuits Alleging Infringement of Hundreds of Thousands of Novels

Authors are escalating efforts to block artificial intelligence companies from using their copyrighted works to train artificial intelligence systems, this time taking aim at Meta and OpenAI in proposed class-action lawsuits. Michael Chabon and other decorated writers of books and screenplays sued Meta on Tuesday in California federal court, accusing the company of copyright infringement […]

“I Have a Problem With the Stealing of My Material”: A Common Rallying Cry Emerges On AI

Nothing had prepared William Passano for a new technology introduced in 1960 that threatened to upend his medical publishing business: the Xerox 914 photocopier. The machine offered the ability to produce cheap and quick duplicates that allowed the government’s National Library of Medicine to mass photocopy articles from his company’s copyrighted medical journals. Passano eventually […]

Using ChatGPT to Rewrite ‘Game of Thrones’? OpenAI Co-Founder Says “That Is What Entertainment Will Look Like”

Were you one of the millions of fans who wished HBO’s Game of Thrones didn’t end the way it did? Fix it with A.I.! That’s, at least, one of the use cases that OpenAI co-founder and president Greg Brockman proposed for his company’s generative A.I. program ChatGPT. Likening the technology to a group of “assistants” […]