ChatGPT is still the fastest-growing consumer technology product of all time, but it achieved that in large part by crawling the internet and training itself on the backs of every website it could get its hands on. Is that okay? The New York Times thinks not.
Today, the publication announced that it is suing OpenAI and Microsoft for using its articles to train large language models like GPT-4, which currently power products like ChatGPT. According to the lawsuit, the New York Times claims that the company used “millions” of its articles to “train automated chatbots that now compete with the news outlet as a source of reliable information.”