First libel suit against OpenAI, the American developer of ChatGPT, which uses artificial intelligence to help users with a variety of tasks and queries: Mark Walters, an American radio broadcaster, is suing the company after ChatGPT accused him of previously being accused of fraud and embezzlement of funds from a nonprofit organization.
Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI at Tel Aviv University, Photo: Reuters/Amir Cohen
The incident occurred when a journalist asked ChatGPT to finalize a federal case involving Walters, the radio broadcaster. ChatGPT's summary contained correct information, along with false accusations against Walters. The chatbot said Walters believes he used funds from a nonprofit. In reality, Walters was never accused of this. The journalist did not publish the false information generated by ChatGPT, but checked the details with another party, and it reached Walters, who decided to file a libel suit.
This isn't the first time the chatbot has created problems: an academic professor threatened to "throw" his students out of his classroom after ChatGPT claimed his students used artificial intelligence to write their essays. In another case, a lawyer was sanctioned after using ChatGPT to investigate legal cases.
Wave of lawsuits against OpenAI on the way?, Photo: GettyImages
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