In order to create intelligent-sounding assistive-search bots, corporations developing AI are turning to training models and datasets that include literature. One dataset, Books3, contains pirated e-books published mostly in the last 20 years, and the fact that it’s being used to train AI has sent shockwaves through the publishing industry.
Reset speaks with impacted Chicago authors about their copyrighted material being used to train generative AI without their permission.
GUESTS: Rebecca Makkai, author of I Have Some Questions For You and The Great Believers
Sonali Dev, author of The Vibrant Years and the soon to be released Lies and Other Love Languages
Ben Austen, author of High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing and the soon to be released Correction: Parole, Prison, and the Possibility of Change