The logo of Meta Platforms' business group is seen in Brussels, Belgium December 6, 2022. REUTERS/Yves Herman Acquire Licensing Rights
Oct 18 (Reuters) - A group of writers including former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and best-selling Christian author Lysa TerKeurst have filed a lawsuit in New York federal court that accuses Meta (META.O), Microsoft (MSFT.O) and Bloomberg of using their work to train artificial intelligence systems without permission.
The proposed class-action copyright lawsuit filed on Tuesday said that the companies used the controversial "Books3" dataset, which the writers said contains thousands of pirated books, to teach their large language models how to respond to human prompts.
The lawsuit also accused AI research group EleutherAI of copyright infringement for allegedly providing data used to train the companies' systems that includes Books3.
A Bloomberg spokesperson said on Wednesday that the company was not using Books3 to train commercial versions of its large language model BloombergGPT, though it used the dataset to train its research model.