As much as we are excited about the evolution of AI and the millions of things it can do including perhaps writing a well-researched article like this ( and no this isn’t a Chat GPT production but RWAT production). We have already seen how screenwriters and TV actors have raised their concerns and are picketing against unfair practices. It’s been months now with no light on the horizon. While the protests are still going on in full force, on the other side, authors have also joined hands to fight against AI. So what is happening with this Author vs Al battle?
As USA TODAY, reports, many renowned authors like James Patterson, Margaret Atwood, and Suzanne Collins have written an open letter to the Authors Guild. In the letter, they demand appropriate compensation and credit for their work that gets incorporated into the AI universe.
This open letter has been written with Open AI, Microsoft and Meta in mind who are current market players and leaders in the AI world, The authors rightfully claim that without their writing, AI would be completely banal and won’t have anything to work with.
“Millions of copyrighted books, articles, essays, and poetry provide the ‘food’ for AI systems, endless meals for which there has been no bill,” the letter reads in part. “You’re spending billions of dollars to develop AI technology. It is only fair that you compensate us for using our writings, without which AI would be banal and extremely limited.”
More and more authors like Nora Roberts, Jennifer Egan, Michael Chabon and Louise Erdrich seem to be joining the Author vs Ai movement and signing the letter.
What do you think about this Author vs AI battlefront? Are the authors justified in voicing their concerns over uncredited and unauthorized usage of their work or is this just another twisted case of fear against a new technology?
News Source : USA TODAY