//OpenAI claims the Times cheated to get ChatGPT to regurgitate articles

OpenAI claims the Times cheated to get ChatGPT to regurgitate articles

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OpenAI has claimed in a motion filed Monday that The New York Times used “deceptive prompts” to get ChatGPT to regurgitate its content. For that and other reasons, the company is asking the US District Court in southern New York to dismiss several of the claims in the outlet’s copyright infringement lawsuit.

OpenAI asserts that the Times exploited a bug that it’s currently working to fix and that the outlet fed articles directly to the chatbot to get it to spit out verbatim passages. “Normal people do not use OpenAI’s products this way,” the company says, citing an April 2023 Times article titled “35 Ways Real People Are Using A.I. Right Now.” This is all very similar to the arguments OpenAI made in its public response in January.

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