AI News Roundup – OpenAI launches Sora, Nvidia stock price increases, universal AI model for biology 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.

OpenAI recently announced generative AI video tool Sora, which converts text prompts into creative video scenes that include camera motion as well as complex subject movements and environmental effects. Reactions from Hollywood have been swift and dramatic, with Tyler Perry pausing an $800M studio expansion after seeing Sora’s capabilities. Other commentators have raised concerns about how such generative video tools will accelerate the proliferation of deepfake videos.

AI chipmaker Nvidia saw its stock price rise by 16%—equivalent to a $273B increase in market cap—in just one day after releasing its quarterly earnings, which indicated that company revenue tripled and profits rose 9x year-over-year. Nvidia Founder and CEO Jensen Huang believes there is much more to come, “We are one year into generative A.I. … My guess is we are literally into the first year of a 10-year cycle of spreading this technology into every single industry.”

Parts of an AI copyright lawsuit have been dismissed by a judge in the Northern District of California. The lawsuit alleged that OpenAI and its generative AI ChatGPT infringed the copyrights of comedian Sarah Silverman, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and several other prominent authors. The order itself stated that the plaintiffs’ allegation that “every output of the OpenAI Language Models is an infringing derivative work” was insufficient to establish vicarious copyright infringement. Additionally, the Court dismissed claims under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act because the plaintiffs failed to allege that ChatGPT reproduced copyrighted works without copyright management information (e.g., title of the work, authorship, copyright owner, terms and conditions for using the work, and reference information). Judge Araceli Martinez-Olguin dismissed the allegations without prejudice and gave the Plaintiffs leave to file an amended complaint. The direct copyright infringement claims are still pending in the lawsuit.

Researchers who formerly worked on AI at Google DeepMind have founded Bioptimus, a French startup, with the goal of building a universal AI model for biology. While AI models exist for specific aspects of biology, this is the first effort to attempt a holistic view. The company’s challenges will likely include access to quality data, especially in light of the European Union’s strict privacy laws.