OpenAI just proved translators were right
By chance, I logged into Mastodon today and saw
OpenAI threatening to leave the EU if they pass legislation requiring them to list their data sources because: [...][Note 1]
quoting the original report from The Verge, which clearly states, in OpenAI’s own words, that
forcing OpenAI to identify its use of copyrighted data would expose the company to potential lawsuits. Generative AI systems like ChatGPT and DALL-E are trained using large amounts of data scraped from the web, much of it copyright protected. When companies disclose these data sources it leaves them open to legal challenges.[Note 2]
So OpenAI just proved translators have been right all along:
modern machine translation is IP theft,
it works by stealing massive amounts of copyrighted work.
All AI is theft.