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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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Home Press Room CFIF Supports Renomination of Commissioner Brendan Carr to the Federal Communications Commission
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Tuesday, May 23 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, President Biden announced his intention to nominate three commissioners to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), including the renomination of Brendan Carr to serve another term on the FCC. 

In response, Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) President Jeffrey Mazzella released the following statement:

“The Center for Individual Freedom congratulates Commissioner Brendan Carr for his well-deserved renomination to serve on the FCC. Commissioner Carr’s tenure on the FCC has been a model for what Washington needs most: someone who knows how and consistently works hard to implement a light-touch regulatory approach, while working across the aisle in a bipartisan manner. 

“Commissioner Carr has been a crucial leader at the FCC—from protecting America’s networks to closing the digital divide.  He has a proven track record of working with his Democrat colleagues on policies that benefit consumers.

“CFIF strongly believes Commissioner Carr is the right choice to continue the important work of the FCC.”

If reappointed, this would be Commissioner Carr’s second term at the FCC, having been nominated by President Trump for his first term in 2017 and serving as the Commission’s general counsel before that. 

CFIF is a constitutional and free market advocacy organization with over 300,000 supporters and activists nationwide.

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