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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

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A Massapequa, NY, woman has filed a notice of intent to sue Nassau County (NY) for $10 million dollars, alleging it failed to supervise a married police officer who spent "over 100 nights" with her while on-duty.

According to news reports, Tara Obenauer had a seven month affair with Nassau County cop Mike Tedesco.  The affair ended when one of Obenauer's neighbors reported that a police car was constantly parked in Obenauer's driveway.  GPS records confirm the car in question visited the address 57 times.  An internal affairs investigation ensued and Tedesco retired without permission from the police commissioner.

Obenauer now claims to have "suffered severe ... emotional and psychological damages" and is "too scared to leave her house fearing that Tedesco [the officer involved] or other officers may retaliate against her." 

An attorney for Obenauer says, "Her reputation has been completely tarnished."

—Source: (Long Island, NY)

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