10 Oct 2023

Authors' work used to train AI without permission

From Afternoons, 1:15 pm on 10 October 2023

Authors have been shocked to find out their books are being used to train AI.

Alex Reisner, an American journalist with the Atlantic, acquired a data set of nearly 200,000 books known as "Book3", which contained pirated texts. The data is being used without permission by the likes of Meta and Bloomberg to program their generative AI.

To discuss, Jesse is joined by author, chef and molecular biologist Nik Sharma.

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