OpenAI, the maker of the popular chatbot ChatGPT, is facing a class-action lawsuit in California over allegedly scraping private user information from the internet. The lawsuit, filed on June 28 by the law firm Clarkson Law Firm, alleges that OpenAI trained ChatGPT using data collected from millions of social media comments, blog posts, Wikipedia articles, and family recipes without the consent of the respective users.
The lawsuit claims that OpenAI’s actions violated the copyrights and privacy of millions of internet users. It also alleges that OpenAI illegally accessed private information from individuals’ interactions with ChatGPT.
Previous Open AI Lawsuit
This is not the first time that OpenAI has been accused of violating users’ privacy. In 2020, the company was sued by a group of researchers who alleged that OpenAI had used their personal data without their permission to train its AI models. OpenAI settled that lawsuit for an undisclosed amount.
The outcome of the class-action lawsuit could have a significant impact on the future of AI development. If OpenAI is found to have violated users’ privacy, it could set a precedent for other AI companies that are developing similar technologies. It could also make it more difficult for AI companies to collect and use data from the public.
The lawsuit is still in its early stages, and it is not yet clear how it will be resolved. However, it is a sign that the public is becoming increasingly concerned about the privacy implications of AI technology. As AI continues to develop, it is important that companies develop clear and transparent data policies that protect users’ privacy.
Georgia Radio Host vs Open AI
In addition to the class-action lawsuit, OpenAI is also facing a defamation lawsuit from a radio host in Georgia who claims that ChatGPT fabricated legal accusations against him. The lawsuit is still pending, but it is another example of the growing legal challenges facing AI companies.
Sources include Coin Telegraph, The Verge, and Google Trends.