A group of non-fiction authors have filed a lawsuit against US-based tech giant Microsoft and artificial intelligence (AI) company OpenAI, alleging that both companies used their AI to copy their work without their consent. Trained on ChatGPT tool.
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If you ask GPT-4 to do a passage in the style of Carmen Machado or Margaret Atwood or Alexander Chee, it will do a fair job at it, and for good reason: it likely ingested all their works in the training process, and now uses their ingenuity for its own. But these authors, and thousands…