OpenAI Is Planning A New Copyright-Friendly ChatGPT
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said his company is developing a new ChatGPT model during the White House Ai Summit. According to Axios, the AI firm is “trying to work on new models where if an AI system is using your content, or if it’s using style, you get paid for that.” It seems the tech leader knows generative AI trains on copyrighted material and wants a solution.
Various organizations and artists have been calling out alleged copyright infringement issues. The latter have been anxious about the AI tool taking their jobs. Yet, the generative AI firms may provide a solution soon. Consequently, everyone should know how it could affect AI as more folks use it daily.
This article will discuss OpenAI’s recent developments, aside from the announced new ChatGPT model. I will also cover AI copyright issues to explain the challenges a “copyright-friendly” AI program must address.
What are the other OpenAI developments?
Various governments have been seeing the growing benefits and risks of artificial intelligence. That is why the White House hosted an AI summit on May 4, 2023.
It called upon various AI tech leaders, especially Sam Altman, the man behind the world-famous ChatGPT. Axios said one of the most important discussions in the meeting concerned “laws so that people know if they’re talking to an AI.”
Altman said he supports this proposal. Also, he expressed support for systems that ensure creators earn money from their content. The OpenAI leader is also aware of the growing fears regarding a “god-like” advanced AI that can think for itself.
Altman reiterated, “We are building a tool, not a creature.” He believes artificial intelligence “can make us better at everything we do.” However, Altman stated he doesn’t “think it’s going to wake up and become conscious.”
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Altman also mentioned he wants to “figure out what it means” for AI to “reduce bias in the world.” Moreover, the tech leader said, “AI does not have the psychological problems and the built-up crap that humans do.” That is why it “is a neutral force that can call out bias.”
On April 16, 2023, Sam Altman said his company is not developing GPT-5, the rumored new version of ChatGPT’s large language models. Surprisingly, he said the era of LLMs is over.
He said that during a Zoom interview during MIT’s Imagination in Action event. The OpenAI CEO stated, “What we want to deliver to the world is the most capable, useful, and safe models.”
Why is AI copyright complicated?
The title of this section may seem weird to ponder at first. However, answering this question will show us how the new ChatGPT model could resolve copyright issues.
I must explain how generative AI programs work to get readers up to speed. Online services like ChatGPT can produce content based on simple commands.
For example, tell it to write an essay about artificial intelligence. In response, it will generate a comprehensive paper. You can also get better results by incorporating specific details.
In other words, you need to write prompts properly to ensure AI tools give what you want. As a result, the challenge with using generative AI lies in writing effective prompts.
Artists argue that these tools keep them from earning money from their craft. Some AI programs train on their work to create content in their styles. However, holding people accountable for copyright violations can be confusing.
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Let’s say your program writes a paper or generates an image that violates copyright. Do you blame the person for creating art or text using his prompt? The user could claim that the program created the media, not themselves.
Should you blame the AI program instead? The program’s founders may argue that their tool did not intend to violate copyright. Rather, the user entered prompts that caused the AI tool to make problematic content.
Current laws do not cover AI copyright too. For example, the United States Copyright Office registers “an original work of authorship, provided that the work was created by a human being.”
The problem with AI-generated content is that you can argue the program made it, not a person. After all, you only entered a request. The AI program did the rest. Fortunately, the United States may soon uphold responsible AI use after its latest tech summit.
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said he would create a new ChatGPT model that upholds copyright. If AI-generated material uses your content, it will compensate you.
The tech leader has not shared more details about the upcoming tool at the time of writing. Nevertheless, artificial intelligence continues to evolve and change our world.
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