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How tech giants cut corners to harvest data for AI

April 8, 2024 - OpenAI, Google and Meta ignored corporate policies, altered their own rules and discussed skirting copyright law as they sought online information to train their newest artificial intelligence systems.

Many Americans think generative AI programs should credit the sources they rely on

March 28, 2024 - Overall, 54% of Americans say artificial intelligence programs that generate text and images, like ChatGPT and DALL-E, need to credit the sources they rely on to produce their responses. A much smaller share (14%) says the programs don’t need to credit sources, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. About a third say they’re not sure on this question.

Your newsroom needs an AI ethics policy. Start here.

March 25, 2024 - Until we create standards around artificial intelligence — even though it’s early in the game — we are holding back innovation.
February 8, 2024 - Google is joining Microsoft, Meta and Adobe in supporting a standard for labeling media that can describe who created an image or video, when and how it was created, and the credibility of its source, the company announced Feb. 8.
January 26, 2023 - Can a federal court actually order the destruction of ChatGPT? And second, if it can, will it?
Additional industry news about AI
February 28, 2024 - OpenAI has asked a federal judge to dismiss parts of the New York Times' copyright lawsuit against it, arguing that the newspaper "hacked" its chatbot ChatGPT and other artificial-intelligence systems to generate misleading evidence for the case.
February 28, 2024 - The artificial intelligence start-up argued that its online chatbot, ChatGPT, is not a substitute for a New York Times subscription.
February 21, 2024 - The bipartisan coalition of lawmakers is aimed at formalizing an ongoing congressional effort to regulate emerging artificial intelligence technology.
February 21, 2024 - The Associated Press will expand its coverage of artificial intelligence and bring training to global newsrooms on how to cover AI across every beat with funding from the Omidyar Network and the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation.
February 14, 2024 - Each day, millions of people use powerful generative AI tools to supercharge their creative expression. In so many ways, AI will create exciting opportunities for all of us to bring new ideas to life. But, as these new tools come to market from Microsoft and across the tech sector, we must take new steps to ensure these new technologies are resistant to abuse.
February 13, 2024 - The CEO of ChatGPT-maker OpenAI said Tuesday that the dangers that keep him awake at night regarding artificial intelligence are the “very subtle societal misalignments” that could make the systems wreak havoc.
February 12, 2024 - Uncertainty in the news industry, hype around AI, and hope for better business models and new revenue streams have all helped to drive news organizations to adopt AI technology, a new report from the Tow Center of Digital Journalism at Columbia University finds.
February 8, 2024 - Drawing on 134 interviews with news workers at 35 news organizations in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany and 36 international experts from industry, academia, technology and policy, this report examines the use of AI across editorial, commercial and technological domains with an eye to the structural implications of AI in news organizations for the public arena.
February 6, 2024 - Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, said Tuesday it is ramping up its capability to detect and label images generated by artificial intelligence (AI) ahead of elections in the U.S. and abroad.