Big Tech: Training AI is fair use

Big Tech: Training AI is fair use

Chamber of Progress, a tech-industry lobbying group whose members include Apple, Meta and Amazon, has launched a campaign to defend the practice of using copyrighted works to train artificial intelligence. The group aims to show how generative AI can be deployed by artists to “enhance their creative output” under the legal principle of fair use, writes The Hollywood Reporter. Currently, protected work can be used to produce new secondary work if it’s “transformative.” Unless Congress steps in, it will be up to the courts to rule on whether copyrighted material can be used to train AI systems.

  • The campaign comes as artists flee Instagram en masse to keep their work safe from parent company Meta’s AI products.
  • New research finds that tech companies will run out of public data on which to train new language models between 2026 and 2032, the Associated Press reports.

 

By Rob Sacks, Editor at LinkedIn News  06/07/2024