OpenAI responds to New York Times lawsuit

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OpenAI hits back at the New York Times, accusing it of cherry-picking and intentional manipulation

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Move over reality TV, the real drama is unfolding in the courts and social media platforms. After the New York Times sued OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright usage late last year, the company behind ChatGPT has responded to the lawsuit — and it didn’t hold back any punches.

OpenAI published a detailed blog post on its website yesterday outlining their position on the lawsuit. Long story short, they think the case is “without merit“ and claim that the Times is “not telling the full story.“

According to OpenAI’s version of events, the company had been in discussion with the Times about attributing their work in ChatGPT responses and were surprised to see the lawsuit, which they learned about in the newspapers. OpenAI also claims that the Times had mentioned regurgitated answers in ChatGPT but repeatedly refused to share any examples.

In what reads like an escalation of the issue, OpenAI goes on to accuse the Times of intentionally manipulating prompts and cherry-picking responses to make it look like the content was regurgitated.

Over the remainder of the blog post, OpenAI also highlighted their collaboration with news organizations, providing publishers the option to opt out of their content being used as training data for its models.


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