#1335 - authorship
I just had a short conversation with a machine.
I asked silly stuff, and the software, by sourcing and blending ideas and words from a vast database, came up with some answers. Some are better than others, but overall the results are pretty fascinating.
Honestly, I turned to artificial intelligence because I had no ideas or clues to write about this morning.
I did it within the timeframe of my morning writing practice, so this morning post will probably be very short, considering I spent most of my time asking silly questions to a machine.
Anyway, while asking those questions and reading the answers, I wondered about authorship.
Who owns what I write and create?
So, I asked the software, and this is what it replied: "The ownership of words and creations can be a complex issue, as it may depend on the specific context in which they are created. In general, the person or entity that creates a work is considered to be the author or creator, and is typically considered to have certain rights over that work. These rights can include the right to reproduce the work, distribute it, and to control how it is used and displayed."
At this point, I couldn't help but ask the AI software who owns its words and creations. This is the answer.
"As a machine learning model, I do not have the capacity for ownership or authorship. I am a creation of OpenAI, a private research company that developed me. The rights to my programming, code, and any outputs generated by me are owned by OpenAI. They have granted access to use my functionality through API service, but it's subject to their terms of service. However, it's important to keep in mind that any original content generated by me belongs to the person or entity that inputs information and prompts into me. They retain the rights to the information they provide me with, and any output generated by me based on that input is theirs to use and share as they see fit."
To me, this is a reminder that we put too much value on authorship. What matters is how something comes to be and its impact on the world. I see authors, inventors, artists and creators not as the originators but as channels through which ideas, art and any new thing manifest into the world.