AI Is Learning From Stolen Intellectual Property

From a Washington Post column by William D. Cohan headlined “AI is learning from stolen intellectual property. It needs to stop.”:

William D. Cohan is an author and a founding partner of Puck News.

The other day someone sent me the searchable database published by Atlantic magazine of more than 191,000 e-books that have been used to train the generative AI systems being developed by Meta, Bloomberg and others. It turns out that four of my seven books are in the data set, called Books3. Whoa.