Mealey's Artificial Intelligence

  • April 02, 2024

    COMMENTARY: International Arbitration Experts Discuss The Major Challenges For Arbitration In 2024

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  • April 02, 2024

    Judge ‘Appalled’ At AI’s Use In Research, Affirms Denial Of AD&D Claim

    CHICAGO  — A federal judge in Illinois said that despite an attorney’s clear violation of a court order prohibiting the use of artificial intelligence, she would assume that ChatGPT was not used to author the entire brief, while dismissing an Employee Retirement Income Security Act claim alleging that an insurer improperly denied an accidental death and dismemberment claim after a fatal car fire.

  • March 29, 2024

    Investor Says Company Misled About AI Product’s Ability To Identify Weaponry

    BOSTON — An investor says in a putative class complaint filed in Massachusetts federal court that an artificial intelligence company and certain of its executives misled investors by overstating the abilities of an artificial intelligence-powered security system developed by the company to detect weapons, after the media reported that a knife that got into a school using the security system was used in an attack on a student.

  • March 28, 2024

    Judge Says Fake Cites Raises Serious Concerns About Attorney’s Use Of AI

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A clerk entered judgment in favor of a defendant after a federal judge in New York raised concerns that apparently fake citations suggest that a lawyer pursuing discrimination claims against an airline once again relied on artificial intelligence in crafting a brief.

  • March 21, 2024

    COMMENTARY: AI Raises Stakes Across Cybersecurity And Disputes Landscape

    By Lorenzo Grillo

  • March 27, 2024

    Man Claims Facial Recognition AI Resulted In False Arrest, Actual Assault

    HOUSTON — The head of a retailer’s loss prevention unit removed to a federal court in Texas a man’s lawsuit claiming that “error-ridden facial-recognition software” and artificial intelligence falsely identified him as the culprit in an armed robbery, resulting in his arrest and abuse in prison before his release after authorities dropped the charges.

  • March 26, 2024

    AI Prompts Are Merely ‘Copyright-Laundering Facility,’ Artists Claim

    SAN FRANCISCO — Artificial intelligence prompts used to create images are a “copyright-laundering facility designed to produce low-cost knockoffs of copyrighted images,” the plaintiffs argue in four wide-ranging oppositions to motions to dismiss filed in California federal court.

  • March 25, 2024

    Michael Cohen, Attorney Avoid Sanctions Over AI-Generated Fake Cites

    NEW YORK — Fictional artificial intelligence-created citations used in support of a motion for early termination of former Donald Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen’s supervised release resulted from a misunderstanding on his part and sloppiness bordering on negligent conduct by his attorney but do not rise to the level required for sanctions, a federal judge in New York said.

  • March 22, 2024

    Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Protecting Performers From AI Impersonation

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s governor on March 21 signed into law legislation extending existing protections for songwriters, performers and other music industry professionals to include artificial intelligence voice impersonations.

  • March 22, 2024

    New York Times: Copyright Violations, Not Hacking, At Heart Of ChatGPT Case

    NEW YORK — OpenAI Inc. knew that ChatGPT would produce material protected by copyright, not only because of well-publicized incidents where artificial intelligences output protected works but because it was told as much and discussed the issue internally, the New York Times Co. (NYT) says in opposing a motion to dismiss.

  • March 21, 2024

    Accrediting Group Certifies 1st Large Language Model Trained On ‘Clean’ Data

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nonprofit Fairly Trained on March 20 announced certification of the first large language model (LLM) trained with a consent-based approach to data, saying the step proves that artificial intelligence (AI) can be trained while treating creators fairly and ethically.

  • March 19, 2024

    Plaintiffs Fire Back In UCL, Copyright Case Involving Google AI Training Data

    SAN FRANCISCO — Individuals enjoy a property right in their personal information, and a complaint alleges unlawful and unfair conduct sufficiently enough for claims under all three prongs of the California unfair competition law (UCL), plaintiffs in a copyright and privacy class action accusing Google LLC of “wide-scale data theft” in the training of its artificial intelligence tell a federal court in opposing dismissal.

  • March 19, 2024

    MosaicML AI Model Comes Under Fire In Authors’ Lawsuit

    SAN FRANCISCO — A trio of authors sued MosaicML, the provider of tools facilitating the training of artificial intelligence, and its parent company, claiming that they benefitted from the improper copying of potentially hundreds of thousands of copyrighted works.

  • March 19, 2024

    Judge Says OpenAI Prevails In Dispute Over Use Of Name

    SAN FRANCISCO — Since OpenAI Inc. saw its attempt to trademark its name denied, “the landscape has changed” through its introduction of two applications that have made it a household name, a federal judge in California said in enjoining defendants from using the Open AI mark or open.ai.

  • March 18, 2024

    Executive Can’t Shake Claims Company Infringed ‘Playground AI’ Mark

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Litigation over the “Playground AI” trademark will proceed in California with the founder of the artificial intelligence company Mighty Computing Inc. named as a co-defendant, a federal judge there held in denying a motion to dismiss.

  • March 18, 2024

    League Of Women Voters Files Suit Over AI-Generated Joe Biden Robocalls

    CONCORD, N.H. — The League of Women Voters and others filed suit against the parties responsible for the artificial-intelligence generated robocalls in which a deepfake of President Joe Biden’s voice urged voters to skip the Democratic primary, alleging in its New Hampshire federal court complaint that absent court action, similar conduct will continue and voter rights will likely be impaired.

  • March 15, 2024

    AI Hiring Program Maker Says It Makes Software, Isn’t An Employment Agency

    SAN FRANCISCO — A man’s amended complaint hides an “old theory in artful vagary” and cannot show that Workday Inc., rather than an end user, directs an artificial intelligence applicant review program or that providing the application transforms Workday into an employment agency, the company tells a federal judge in California in seeking dismissal of an employment discrimination case.

  • March 15, 2024

    Google Employee Stole AI Secrets For Chinese Companies, United States Says

    SAN FRANCISCO — A long-time Google LLC employee covertly began secreting away the company’s artificial intelligence trade secrets while he started working for companies in China, according to an indictment filed in a California federal court.

  • March 12, 2024

    WilmerHale Investigation Condones OpenAI’s Rehiring Of Altman As CEO

    SAN FRANCISCO — Sam Altman will once again lead OpenAI as CEO after the company’s board announced that an investigation into the situation led by the WilmerHale law firm expressed “full confidence” in his ability to lead and determined that a mistaken belief that the move would ease the company’s troubles was at the heart of the move, rather than more serious concerns, according to a post on the OpenAI website.

  • March 12, 2024

    Discovery Orders Granted, Appeal Filed In Vesttoo Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases

    WILMINGTON, Del. — A notice of appeal has been filed concerning the confirmation of a Chapter 11 plan of liquidation for Vesttoo Ltd. and its dozens of affiliates, and a Delaware federal bankruptcy judge on March 11 granted four unopposed motions for leave to conduct discovery against banking entities.

  • March 11, 2024

    Nvidia’s NeMo Megatron AI Latest LLM Targeted With Copyright Suit

    SAN FRANCISCO — Nvidia Corp. trained its NeMo Megatron artificial intelligence with 20 billion “weights” derived from an enormous amount of copyrighted and otherwise protected material, a trio of authors claims in a March 8 California federal class action targeting large language model (LLM) training methods.

  • March 11, 2024

    Legislation Seeks To Protect Individuals Victimized By Deepfake Pornography

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — New legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives seeks to protect individuals from nonconsensual pornography created by artificial intelligence, creating a statute of 10 years from discovery of the images or from age 18, whichever is later, and actual damages sustained or liquidated damages of $150,000 plus court costs.

  • March 11, 2024

    Copyright Office Calls Human Authorship ‘Basic Prerequisite’ In AI Copyright Suit

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — An artificial intelligence developer has not established any reason why the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals should “upend . . . well-established principles” that “nonhuman authors are not entitled to copyright protection,” the U.S. Copyright Office argues in an appellee brief, asking the court to find that a trial court properly upheld the office’s refusal to issue a copyright for a work of art to an AI machine.

  • March 05, 2024

    Judge Dismisses Copyright-Based Claims Against OpenAI, Won’t Enjoin Its Defense

    SAN FRANCISCO — Plaintiffs pursuing class claims in California against OpenAI Inc. and related companies stemming from alleged copyright violations have not demonstrated that the court overseeing their cases can enjoin the companies from defending themselves from similar litigation in New York federal court, a federal judge said in denying a motion to enjoin after dismissing the bulk of the case in an earlier ruling.

  • February 21, 2024

    COMMENTARY: The AI Governance Challenge For Privacy And Data Risks

    By Robert Grosvenor and Sam Lowe