Generative AI tools are trained on collections of material gathered from many places. Some AI image and text generation tools have been trained on material scraped from web pages without the consent or knowledge of the web page owners.
There are several ongoing lawsuits claiming that the use of artists’ or writers' content, without permission, to train generative AI is an infringement of copyright. The courts will have to decide if this is justified fair use or infringement.
What can you do? When using AI tools, be cautious about entering or uploading any copyrighted material into a prompt. Here are a few scenarios to consider:
Information shared with Generative AI tools using default settings is not private and could expose proprietary or sensitive information to unauthorized parties. As with any technology, data breaches are also a risk.
What can you do?
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