Nvidia sued AI for copyright infringement

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Nvidia is being sued by authors for allegedly using their works to train the AI platform NeMo. They are seeking compensation for copyright infringement.

Nvidia, whose chips power artificial intelligence, has been sued by three authors who claim the company used their copyrighted books without permission to train its NeMo AI platform. Brian Keene, Abdi Nazemian and Stewart O'Nan have said their works were part of a dataset of about 196,640 books that helped train NeMo to simulate ordinary written language before it was taken down in October due to reported copyright infringement.

In a class-action lawsuit filed Friday night in federal court in San Francisco, the authors claim that the takedown reflects Nvidia's "acknowledgment" that NeMo was trained on the dataset, thereby infringing their copyrights. They are seeking unspecified damages for individuals in the United States whose copyrighted works have helped train NeMo's so-called large language models for the past three years.


Among the works covered in the lawsuit are Keene's 2008 novel, "Ghost Walk," Nazemian's 2019 novel, "Like a Love Story," and O'Nan's 2007 short story, "Last Night at the Lobster." Nvidia declined to comment.

Lawyers for the authors did not immediately respond to requests for further comment. The lawsuit draws Nvidia into a growing body of lawsuits from authors as well as the New York Times, regarding generative AI that creates new content based on input such as text, images and sounds.

Nvidia touts NeMo as a fast and cost-effective way to apply generative AI. Other companies sued over the technology include OpenAI, which created the AI platform ChatGPT, and its partner Microsoft. The rise of AI has made Nvidia a favorite among investors.

The stock price of the Santa Clara, Calif.-headquartered chipmaker has risen nearly 600% since the end of 2022, giving Nvidia a market value of nearly $2.2 trillion.

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