Microsoft AI chief makes questionable claims about copyright and online content

Says web content is 'freeware' for training AI

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Microsoft AI chief makes questionable claims about copyright and online content
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Microsoft AI chief makes questionable claims about copyright and online content

Mustafa Suleyman, Microsoft's AI CEO, has sparked controversy with bold statements about copyright and the use of online content for training AI systems.

In a recent interview with CNBC, Suleyman said that publicly available web content is essentially "freeware" that can be freely copied and used by anyone for any purpose. Suleyman defended the p...

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