As the months have passed, many voices have expressed concern about what type of content has been used to deliver AIs that allow text to be generated based on a description, a problem that almost blocks the possibility of using ChatGPT in Europe .
The main problem comes if works protected by copyright have been used to train it, which can be a problem not only for the corresponding AI that would have to start from scratch, but also for the users who use it to generate any type of document already. that could inadvertently infringe copyright. This is a problem in the long run for users using OpenAI’s ChatGPT, but not for those using Microsoft’s Copilot AI.
Many companies do not welcome implementing this type of AI in their daily lives precisely for this reason, especially when the use given to it is related to the creation of content in text format, a problem that Microsoft eliminates by complete when done 100% responsible from any copyright infringement claims that companies using its AI platform may receive.
Microsoft will assume any copyright claim
According to the company in the publication where this news was announced, Microsoft will be in charge of the client’s defense and will pay any amount of the cost of the corresponding trial or agreement that is finally reached as long as the client uses the content filters that have been included in Copilot, filters that prevent the use of all the content with which the AI has been trained.
The Copilot Copyright Pledge, as its name suggests, is designed to protect copyright of the authors to prevent their AI from using this type of content when creating any type of document or code. Copilot includes a series of filters as well as other technologies that we can activate so that the text generated does not infringe, at any time and on purpose, copyright-protected works.
These filters and technologies to prevent the use of this type of content are not activated by default so, in the end, it is the end user who has to use them to avoid problems. However, these filters may not always work correctly and content may be used that it should not.
This Microsoft program is focused on ensuring that companies that have not yet committed to AI precisely due to the risk of receiving a lawsuit for use protected by copyright, can do so without legal problems of any kind. This program only affects paid versions of Copilot of Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Copilot, Bing Chat Enterprise and GitHub Copilot.
The content generated by the free version of Bing Chatwhich in turn is based on GPT-4 created by OpenIA, is not found in any of Microsoft’s Copilot versions, so it is not included in this legal defense program by Microsoft.
Although Copilot is initially focused on companies and requires a separate subscription to Microsoft 365, any user who wants will be able to contract it when it is available before the end of this year.