OpenAI accuses The New York Times, says ChatGPT hacked to prosecute

In the ongoing legal dispute between OpenAI and The New York Times, a new detail has surfaced. OpenAI has now claimed that the magazine has compromised its software. The business requested that the New York Times lawsuit be dismissed in light of these accusations. According to the company, Times has employed a hacker to compromise OpenAI's software.

Feb 28, 2024 - 11:17
OpenAI accuses The New York Times, says ChatGPT hacked to prosecute

The Times sued Microsoft and OpenAI in December of last year, claiming that they had violated copyright. When the CEO of OpenAI dismissed these lawsuits and claimed that the publication had hired someone to hack ChatGPT, new details about this case emerged.

A federal court has been asked to dismiss portions of The New York Times lawsuit by the creator of ChatGPT. In this, he said that the newspaper has 'hacked' the company's AI tool to show misleading results. So that they have used it for copyright litigation.

Newspaper does not meet its standards:

  • Additionally, during a filing in Manhattan federal court, OpenAI said that the Times does not meet its rigorous journalism standards. The truth is beyond this, which has come to light during this case.
  • To prove its point, Times hacked OpenAI's products and even paid someone for it.
  • However, they may have had to make thousands of attempts to generate highly skewed results, the company added.
  • Also, the newspaper has targeted the bug using only misleading signals. To do so is a clear violation of OpenAI's Terms of Use.

Why was the case filed?

  • Now the question arises why was this case initiated? In December, The New York Times filed a lawsuit against OpenAI and Microsoft for violating its copyright.
  • The lawsuit claimed that the company had used the newspaper's content to train its Large Language Model (LLM) – the technology built into its AI chatbots. For this, the company had not taken any permission from the newspaper nor had made any payment.
  • Responding to this, the company's CEO Sam Altman said that this lawsuit has not worried him at all.
  • “We are open to training [AI] on The New York Times, but it is not our priority,” Altman said at the World Economic Forum in January. He said that OpenAI does not need its data.
Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer
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