So check this out, there’s some crazy stuff happening with OpenAI and news outlets like New York Times, CNN, Reuters, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. These news outlets are blocking OpenAI’s web crawler tool from accessing their content. You know why? Because OpenAI was using their content to train its AI models. Can you believe that? The news outlets were like, “No way, you can’t use our stuff for your AI shenanigans.” And it’s not just the New York Times, other publications are jumping on the bandwagon too. They ain’t lettin’ OpenAI crawl all over their websites.
Now, OpenAI became quite the star when they released their chatbot called ChatGPT. And guess how they make this AI chatbot better? By training it with a ton of data, including data they gather from scanning webpages. It’s like they’re feeding this thing with information from all around the internet. OpenAI even said that allowing their web crawler, called GPTBot, to access your site can improve the accuracy and overall capabilities of their AI models. But you know what? They also gave instructions on how to block this pesky crawler.
It’s not just OpenAI, though. Even Google wants their AI systems to be able to scrape content from publishers, unless the publishers specifically say no. It’s like they want to snatch up all the information they can get their virtual hands on. But some folks ain’t having it. Getty Images, the stock image and media content provider, actually sued the developers of a text-to-image deep learning model called Stable Diffusion. Getty Images claimed that these developers illegally copied and processed images that were protected by copyright, all for their commercial interests. They were not happy about it.
Now, I gotta mention something about this paywall situation I stumbled upon while reading this article. There are these annoying divs with class names like “piano-modal-paywallblock” that keep popping up and blocking the content. They’re like, “Hey buddy, you reached your limit of free articles. Time to subscribe or support quality journalism.” It’s a constant battle, I tell ya. But hey, that’s life in the digital age, right?
Alright folks, that’s all for now. Just thought you should know about these wild happenings in the world of AI and news outlets. Stay curious, stay skeptical, and stay tuned for more crazy stories. Peace out!