"We are very happy about this atmosphere and are following this with great interest. We have reacted to the same things as the American authors and will also take action regarding AI, of course, says Grethe Rottböll, chairman of the Swedish Writers' Union.
On Thursday, it was announced that several well-known American authors, including John Grisham, Jonathan Franzen, Jodi Picoult and "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin, filed a joint lawsuit with the American Writers' Union. The lawsuit targets Open AI, the company behind Chat GPT. The authors accuse Open AI of training the chatbot on their works without permission.
Open AI has not yet commented on the lawsuit.
Will meet the Ministry of Culture
The AI issue is also highly topical for Swedish authors, and on Friday the Swedish Writers' Union will meet representatives at the Ministry of Culture to discuss how the technology can be regulated.
"We want politicians to get the politicians on board, that they should take account of regulatory systems that apply to AI, that there should be a label and that authors should be paid when using our works.