So, get this, OpenAI goes and suspends ByteDance’s account because they caught them using GPT to train their own AI model. I mean, what were they thinking? It’s like they got busted for violating the developer license of both Microsoft and OpenAI. And it’s not just a little violation, they were using GPT-generated data to train a competing model in China. Can you believe that?
After this whole thing blew up, OpenAI spokesperson Niko Felix came out and straight up said that they have suspended ByteDance’s account. He also made it clear that all API customers need to follow the rules to make sure the technology is used for good. If ByteDance doesn’t shape up, they might have to kiss their account goodbye.
Oh, and get this, ByteDance was mainly using GPT through Microsoft’s Azure platform, not directly through OpenAI. So now I’m curious to see if Microsoft is going to follow suit and suspend ByteDance’s access as well. It’s wild, man. Just wild.