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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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Wednesday, June 03 2015

A South Dakota man is suing his former employer claiming he was forced to wear an offensive name tag at work.

Caleb Larson says when he arrived at work at Pizza Ranch in Watertown, South Dakota, without his name tag, the owner gave him a name tag that read "braindead." Fearing he might lose his job, Larson says he wore the name tag throughout his shift. Restaurant owner Ross Olson admits giving Larson the name tag, but maintains that Larson never wore it.

Larson, who quit his job the next day, filed suit against the restaurant and its owner, saying the incident caused him emotional distress. Larson is seeking compensatory damages.

Source:  kdlt.com (South Dakota)

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