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A trade group of American authors has sued OpenAI in Manhattan federal court on behalf of prominent writers including John Grisham, Jonathan Franzen, George Saunders, Jodi Picoult and “Game of Thrones” novelist George R.R. Martin, accusing the company of its The popular artificial has been accused of being trained illegally. -Intelligence based chatbot ChatGPT on their work.

The proposed class-action lawsuit filed late Tuesday by the Authors Guild joins authors, source-code owners, and visual artists, among many others, against generic AI providers. In addition to Microsoft-backed OpenAI, similar lawsuits are also pending against Meta Platform and Stability AI over data used to train their AI systems.

Other authors involved in the latest lawsuit include “The Lincoln Lawyer” author Michael Connelly and lawyer-novelists David Baldacci and Scott Turow.

OpenAI and other AI defendants have said that their use of training data extracted from the Internet qualifies as fair use under US copyright law.

A spokesperson for OpenAI said Wednesday that the company respects the rights of authors and “is having productive conversations with many creators around the world, including the Authors Guild.”

Authors Guild CEO Mary Rasenberger said in a statement Wednesday that to “preserve our literature” authors must have the ability to “control whether their works are used by generic AI.”

The Authors Guild’s lawsuit claims that the dataset used to train OpenAI’s large language models to respond to human prompts includes texts from authors’ books that were purchased from illegal online “pirate” book stores. May have been taken.

The complaint states that ChatGPT produced accurate summaries of authors’ books when asked, indicating that their text was included in its database.

It also cited growing concerns that authors could be replaced by systems like ChatGPT that “generate low-quality e-books, impersonate authors and displace human-authored books.”

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