First Lawsuit Against ChatGPT: Why?
ChatGPT continues to serve millions of people every day, but this is the first time anyone has faced an official lawsuit. Details are here!
OpenAI, a leading artificial intelligence research organization, has filed a defamation lawsuit against the company by a radio host in Georgia after chatbot ChatGPT generated false information.
ChatGPT stated that the landlord was accused of defrauding and embezzling a nonprofit’s money; this is a statement that is not true enough to make people suspicious. This case is particularly significant as it is the first known case against an artificial intelligence system that generates false or defamatory information.
Georgian Radio Host Sues ChatGPT
The lawsuit also raised questions about whether companies could be held responsible for the actions of AI systems. Traditionally, internet companies are protected from legal liability for information produced by third parties and hosted on their platforms, but it is unknown whether these protections apply to productive AI systems.
OpenAI offers ChatGPT as a reliable data source, but the company also includes a small piece of information on ChatGPT’s homepage warning that the system “can sometimes generate false information.”
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