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First Copyright Protection for an AI-Generated Image, Copilot Pro Premium Subscription, and OpenChat 7B Model — Top AI News of the Week

Our latest AI Digest covers the biggest breaking AI news for the week. Anywhere Club community leader, Aliaksei Kartynnik, comments on key stories.

Anywhere Club community leader, Aliaksei Kartynnik

#1 — Microsoft has announced a premium subscription for Copilot

Microsoft has announced Copilot Pro, a premium subscription for the Copilot chatbot that expands the capabilities of AI in Microsoft 365 applications. The subscription, priced at $20 per month, includes the new Copilot GPT Builder and is available exclusively to Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscribers. The free version of Copilot, which previously offered free access to GPT-4, now limits that free access to "off-peak hours." Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscribers may no longer need a ChatGPT subscription, since Copilot Pro essentially covers all of its functionality, except for the GPT Store. This is an intriguing competition between two "related" projects.

#2 — OpenChat 7B: Fine-tuning with C-RLFT in action

OpenChat has introduced a 7B model that approaches the power of OpenAI's ChatGPT 3.5 and x.AI's Grok1. This achievement is possible using the Conditional Reinforcement Learning Fine-Tuning (C-RLFT) technology. Now, we have an open-source model capable of running on laptops and performing as well as the top model from OpenAI did in early 2023.

#3 — A court recognized AI-generated images as copyrightable

A Beijing court recognized an AI-generated image as subject to copyright protection. The plaintiff, Mr. Li, filed a lawsuit against a blogger, accusing her of copyright infringement. The blogger removed watermarks from an image of a girl that the plaintiff had created using Stable Diffusion technology. The court ruled that the infringer must pay around $70 in compensation plus $7 to cover legal expenses. The court's decision emphasized that Mr. Li, not the Stable Diffusion developers, is the author of the image, since he made a significant contribution to its creation through his “personal judgment,” instructions, and "aesthetic choices." Thus, we witness the first case in which an AI-generated image was deemed copyrightable through legal proceedings.