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April Fools' Day Four Days Late? Google Objects to OpenAI Using YouTube to Train Its Own Generator

File under "You Can't Make This Stuff Up."

Somehow, it actually seems like a farcical April Fools' Day headline, in fact.  Google, with its deep history of scraping and scanning other sources' substantive content for its own uses, now objects to OpenAI using YouTube content to train its text-to-video generator:

The use of YouTube videos to train OpenAI’s text-to-video generator would be an infraction of the platform's terms of service, YouTube Chief Executive Officer Neal Mohan said."

Optimists might hope that Google is finally recognizing and preparing to correct its wayward course, while realists and cynics will roll their eyes at what they'll label naivete.  As the old adage goes, however, "every saint has a past, every sinner has a future," so we'll maintain hope.…[more]

April 05, 2024 • 05:09 PM
H5N1 Pandemic Test Case – Biden Administration Not Ready

H5N1 Pandemic Test Case – Biden Administration Not Ready

The H5N1 virus, which for 30 years affected mostly birds, is rapidly evolving and spreading globally.

IRS Numbers Shred Biden’s “Fair Share” Platitudes

IRS Numbers Shred Biden’s “Fair Share” Platitudes

Venturing beyond the question of shares of income earned and income taxes paid, however, what about actual tax rates paid by the various tax brackets?

Biggest Corporate Welfare Scam of All Time

Biggest Corporate Welfare Scam of All Time

It's just a reminder that a lot of people are getting really, really rich off climate change hysteria.

The Reality of Migrant Crime

The Reality of Migrant Crime

Millions of illegal crossers responded to Biden's policy changes. Among them were all the suspects above, plus the man who is accused of murdering Laken Riley.

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Increased Government Control of the Internet is Still a Terrible Idea

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