Newspapers sue Microsoft, OpenAI for using content to train AI

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  • 😯 Newspapers sue Microsoft, OpenAI for using content to train AI

  • 🤖 Microsoft partners with Sanctuary AI to build humanoid robots

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Eight newspapers owned by Alden Global Capital’s MediaNews Group are reportedly suing Microsoft and OpenAI, alleging that the tech companies used the newspapers’ content to train artificial intelligence (AI) models. 

The newspapers, which include the New York Daily News and Chicago Tribune, filed their suit in New York federal court on Tuesday (April 30), Reuters reported Tuesday. 

They allege that the two tech companies copied millions of their articles to train Microsoft’s Copilot and OpenAI’s ChatGPT, adding that the AI systems reproduce the newspapers’ copyrighted content and that ChatGPT “hallucinates” articles and falsely attributes them to the newspapers, according to the report.

A lawyer for the MediaNews publications told Reuters that the defendants “think somehow they can get away with taking content” without payment or permission, per the report. 

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Sanctuary AI and Microsoft will work together to bolster research and development into humanoid robotics, focusing on building Large Behavior Models (LBMs), which are similar to Large Language Models (LLMs) but help robots learn from real-world environments and experiences, as opposed to learning from computer simulations.

Sanctuary AI will bring their deep robotic development technical expertise and experience–which includes the development of their “robot brain”, called Carbon (powered by LBMs)--to the collaboration, and Microsoft will power the AI workloads–involving training, networking, and storage–with their Azure cloud resources.

Easy Cloud News

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AI News

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  • 📹️ Adobe Premiere Pro is getting generative AI video tools — and hopefully OpenAI’s Sora (link)

  • 💪 Google’s new technique gives LLMs infinite context (link)

  • 🧍‍♀️ Stanford news: Where generative AI meets human rights (link)

  • 🩻 MIT News: New AI method captures uncertainty in medical images (link)

AI Tools

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