Game of Thrones author sues ChatGPT owner OpenAI
Game of Thrones is based on Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire.
The ChatGPT and other large language models (LLMs) learn by analyzing huge amounts of online data.
According to the lawsuit, ChatGPT was made smarter without the authors’ permission.
According to OpenAI, authors should benefit from AI technology, and they respect their rights.
Jonathan Franzen, Jodi Picoult, and George Saunders are also named in the complaint.
The Authors Guild, a US trade group representing the named authors, brought the case to federal court in Manhattan, New York.
In the filing, OpenAI was accused of “systematic theft on a large scale”.
A similar lawsuit was filed by comedian Sarah Silverman in July, as well as an open letter signed by Margaret Atwood and Philip Pullman, calling on AI companies to compensate them.
“We are having productive conversations with many creators around the world, including the Authors Guild, and have been working cooperatively to understand their concerns.” said a spokesperson for OpenAI.
It is our hope that we will continue to work together in a mutually beneficial manner.”