Recently, several American writers, including Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon, sued OpenAI, an American artificial intelligence company, in federal court in San Francisco, accusing it of misusing their work to train ChatGPT.

The writers said OpenAI incorporated their work into ChatGPT's training data without permission.

The lawsuit states that books, plays and articles are particularly valuable for ChatGPT training as "best examples of high-quality long-form writing." Writers believe that the system can accurately summarize their work and generate text that mimics their style.

Several writers have filed class-action lawsuits against OpenAI for copyright infringement, and this lawsuit is at least the third. In addition, companies such as Microsoft, Meta, and Stability AI that use copyrighted works for AI training have also been similarly sued.

OpenAI and other companies reportedly argue that AI training uses copyrighted material scraped from the internet reasonably.

As previously reported, best-selling authors Mona Awad, Paul Tremblay, Sarah Silverman and others have also filed lawsuits against OpenAI, arguing that tech companies inject "text" from their books into generative AI software known as large language models without giving them any recognition or compensation. (Produced by Qi Yiling)

Responsible Editor: [Li Ji]