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Data usage rights risk for AI

Data usage rights risk for AI

Risks associated with input
Training and tuning phase
Intellectual property
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Terms of service, copyright laws, or other rules restrict the ability to use certain data for building models.

Why is data usage rights a concern for foundation models?

Laws and regulations concerning the use of data to train AI are unsettled and can vary from country to country, which creates challenges in the development of models. If data usage violates rules or restrictions, business entities might face fines, reputational harms, and other legal consequences.

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Text Copyright Infringement Claims

According to the source article, The New York Times sued OpenAI and Microsoft, accusing them accusing them of using millions of the newspaper's articles without permission to help train chatbots to provide information to readers.

Parent topic: AI risk atlas

We provide examples covered by the press to help explain many of the foundation models' risks. Many of these events covered by the press are either still evolving or have been resolved, and referencing them can help the reader understand the potential risks and work towards mitigations. Highlighting these examples are for illustrative purposes only.

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