OpenAI has just been sued for ChatGPT hallucinations.What happened

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Generation AI model etc. Chat GPT, is known to cause errors and “hallucinations”. As a result, they usually come with a clearly labeled disclaimer that makes the issue clear.

But what if, despite these warnings, you witness an AI chatbot spreading false information about you?

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Georgia radio host Mark Walters discovered that ChatGPT was spreading false information about him and accusing him of embezzling money, resulting in OpenAI being sued in the company’s first defamation lawsuit. sued. As first reported by the Bloomberg Act.

according to the complaintfollowed by misinformation when Fred Leal, editor-in-chief of gun publication AnmoLand, asked ChatGPT for an overview. Second Amendment Foundation v. Ferguson The incident as background to the incident he was reporting.

ChatGPT provided Lille with a synopsis of a case in which Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) founder Alan Gottlieb said he had accused Walters of “defrauding and embezzling funds from SAF.”

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Further, in the complaint, the chatbot alleges that Walters “diverted funds for personal expenditure without authorization or reimbursement, manipulated financial records and bank statements to conceal his activities, did not provide any financial reports or disclosures to the government,” he said. “SAF Leadership” when he served as SFA’s CFO and Finance Officer.

However, in Walter’s lawsuit, “Walters v. OpenAI LLC,” defendants allege that all the facts in the summary are false.

According to the complaint, Walters was never involved in any litigation, was never accused of defrauding and embezzling funds from SAF, and never held a position as treasurer or CFO.

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Walters seeks general and punitive damages from OpenAI, as well as reimbursement of costs incurred during the lawsuit.

Questions surrounding the lawsuit include who should be held responsible and whether the website’s disclaimer on hallucinations is sufficient to absolve liability, even if someone is harmed.

The outcome of this lawsuit will have a major impact on establishing standards in the emerging field of generative AI.

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