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Billionaire Altman Makes Philanthropy Pledge

OpenAI CEO adds his name to the Giving Pledge

(Newser) - The Giving Pledge announced Tuesday that OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has joined its list of wealthy philanthropists committed to donating over half their fortunes, per the AP . The move comes after a tumultuous six months for Altman , the co-founder of the San Francisco-based company behind ChatGPT and a venture capitalist...

Scarlett Johansson: ChatGPT Voice Sounds a Little Familiar

OpenAI pulls 'Sky' voice after actor points out she'd turned down that role

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson says she rejected an offer from OpenAI to use her voice in its new ChatGPT system. Then the actor heard the demo released last week. The voice of Sky, she told Variety on Monday, is "so eerily similar to mine that my closest friends and news outlets...

OpenAI Board: Sam Altman Is the 'Right Leader' for Us:

Beleaguered CEO is reinstated to company's board after independent probe into his behavior

(Newser) - A "saga that has shocked the artificial intelligence industry" has come full circle. The AP reports that an independent probe commissioned by OpenAI's board has found CEO Sam Altman's conduct "did not mandate removal," effectively reinstating him to its ranks. Based on the investigation conducted...

Musk Sues OpenAI for 'Perverting' Its Mission

His complaint claims founders broke their original vow to make it an open-source resource

(Newser) - In 2015, Elon Musk helped found OpenAI, the Microsoft-backed company that created the ChatGPT chatbot. Now, however, the SpaceX and X owner is suing OpenAI, as well as its CEO, Sam Altman, in what the Wall Street Journal frames as "a dramatic escalation of a long-simmering feud between tech...

OpenAI: NYT Paid Someone to 'Hack' Us Before Suing Us

'It took them tens of thousands of attempts,' alleges OpenAI

(Newser) - OpenAI wants to see the New York Times' copyright infringement lawsuit against it dismissed, and it laid out its case—and an accusation of its own—in a Monday court filing . In it, the maker of ChatGPT accused the Times of hacking OpenAI's products in order to formulate the...

OpenAI: There Is No ChatGPT Without Copyrighted Content

AI company, citing fair use doctrine, accuses 'NYT' of deception in lawsuit response

(Newser) - OpenAI says the New York Times is "not telling the full story" about the AI company's use of Times content to fuel its chatbot ChatGPT. The Times is seeking billions of dollars in damages from OpenAI and its leading investor Microsoft for unlawful use of its copyrighted content...

These Are Wikipedia's Most-Viewed Pages of 2023

ChatGPT intrigued the most people, followed by deaths, Bollywood, and cricket, among others

(Newser) - In 2023, the English version of Wikipedia received more than 84 billion views, as people sated their curiosity on the topics that intrigued them the most. The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that hosts the online encyclopedia, has now released its ranking of the pages that users read the most this...

In Latest Twist, Ousted CEO to Return to OpenAI

Sam Altman will be back, ChatGPT maker says in statement

(Newser) - The ousted leader of ChatGPT-maker OpenAI is returning to the company that fired him late last week, the latest in a saga that has shocked the artificial intelligence industry , the AP reports. San Francisco-based OpenAI said in a statement late Tuesday: "We have reached an agreement in principle for...

OpenAI Founders Quickly Find New Jobs

Microsoft hires Sam Altman, Greg Brockman 'to lead a new advanced AI research team'

(Newser) - Microsoft announced Monday that it has hired Sam Altman and another architect of ChatGPT maker OpenAI after they unexpectedly departed the company days earlier in a corporate shakeup that shocked the artificial intelligence world, reports the AP . Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella tweeted that the US tech giant is...

At OpenAI, a Surprise 'Leadership Transition'
OpenAI Board
Abruptly Ousts

OpenAI Board Abruptly Ousts CEO Sam Altman

Says 'he was not consistently candid in his communications'; co-founder Greg Brockman quits

(Newser) - In news that shook Silicon Valley on Friday, Sam Altman, the CEO of ChatGPT maker OpenAI, was abruptly fired, though no one yet knows quite why. The Verge and the AP report that the company's board of directors made the move, releasing a statement that noted a "leadership...

ChatGPT Can Now 'See, Hear and Speak'

Major update allows voice and image interactions

(Newser) - ChatGPT is getting a big update, one that will move the chatbot closer to artificial intelligence "assistants" including Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, and Google's voice assistant. OpenAI says the coming update, which will be rolled out to Plus and Enterprise subscribers over the next two weeks,...

Big-Name Authors Sue OpenAI for 'Systematic Theft'

John Grisham, George RR Martin join lawsuit alleging pirated works helped train ChatGPT

(Newser) - A new group of authors is suing OpenAI, alleging "flagrant and harmful infringements" on their copyrights through the company's use of pirated books to train the AI chatbot ChatGPT. "At the heart of these algorithms is systematic theft on a mass scale," reads the complaint, filed...

FTC Makes Its First Move Against ChatGPT

Agency wants answers about the AI tool generating false information about people, other matters

(Newser) - The FTC has gotten aggressive about the potential dangers of ChatGPT . The consumer agency has opened what the Washington Post describes as an "expansive" investigation into the artificial intelligence tool made by OpenAI. Specifically, the agency is demanding answers in a 20-page investigative document that CNN likens to an...

Sarah Silverman Sues ChatGPT Over Copyright

Comedian and two other authors sue creator, as well as Zuckerberg's Meta

(Newser) - Entertainers and creators have already had it with AI. That's at least one takeaway from the news—reported by the Verge —that comedian Sarah Silverman and two authors have filed copyright infringement lawsuits against the creator of ChatGPT as well as Mark Zuckerberg's Meta. Silverman and writers...

Lawyers Who Prepped With ChatGPT Learn Their Fate

Steven Schwartz, Peter LoDuca fined $5K for having 'abandoned their responsibilities'

(Newser) - Two lawyers who filed error-filled court briefs with input from ChatGPT will each have to pay a $5,000 fine and notify each of the real judges whose names appeared in the filing of the outcome of the case. But Judge P. Kevin Castel of Manhattan's Federal District Court...

Hundreds Hear ChatGPT Sermon, Sometimes Snickering

A theologian helped design a 40-minute service, which included music and prayers

(Newser) - The artificial intelligence chatbot asked the believers in the fully packed St. Paul's church in the Bavarian town of Fuerth to rise from the pews and praise the Lord. The AP reports the ChatGPT chatbot, personified by an avatar of a bearded Black man on a huge screen above...

'I Did Not Comprehend That ChatGPT Could Fabricate Cases'

Lawyer tells judge he was 'duped' by AI

(Newser) - A lawyer who used ChatGPT to create a legal brief is likely to face sanctions—though some might feel the embarrassment he suffered during a hearing Thursday is punishment enough. The New York Times reports that Steven Schwartz was grilled for almost two hours by US District Judge Kevin Castel,...

Lawyer 'Greatly Regrets' Using ChatGPT for Legal Research

Steven Schwartz faces possible sanctions after citing nonexistent legal cases in court

(Newser) - A New York attorney made the unwise choice to trust his legal research to ChatGPT and now faces a court hearing of his own. Steven Schwartz's firm, Levidow, Levidow & Oberman, was representing a client suing Colombian airline Avianca for injuries sustained during an encounter with a serving cart...

Apple Employees Forbidden From Using ChatGPT

Company fears leaks of confidential data: 'WSJ'

(Newser) - Apple is content to offer OpenAI's ChatGPT to iPhone users , but not to its own employees. The company is restricting workers from using external artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT and Microsoft-owned GitHub's Copilot, which automates the writing of software code, for fear that confidential data entered into the...

Now Available for iPhones: ChatGPT App

Clones have surfaced in the five months since release by OpenAI

(Newser) - ChatGPT is now a smartphone app, which could be good news for people who like to use the artificial intelligence chatbot and bad news for all the clone apps that have tried to profit off the technology. The free app became available on iPhones in the US on Thursday and...

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