AI News Roundup – New York Times lawsuit, Chief Justice Roberts’ opinion and more

Article co-written by Yuri Levin-Schwartz, Ph.D., a law clerk at MBHB.

There’s a lot happening in the world of AI. To help you stay on top of the latest news, we have compiled a roundup of the developments we are following.

The New York Times has sued OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement, contending that ChatGPT can – with proper prompting – produce New York Times articles almost verbatim.

The Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Roberts has opined about the future of AI in the legal system, warning that it can be problematic as well as stating that it could be used to level the playing field for litigants.

In contrast to trends in the US Copyright Office, China’s Beijing Internet Court has found that an image generated by the Stable Diffusion tool to be copyrightable due to a human’s “choices of models, prompts, parameters, and final image selection.”

California state Senator Steve Padilla (D-San Diego)  has introduced AI bills to establish standards relating to privacy, safety, and non-discrimination for AI services, as well as an AI research hub.