In a recent analysis of the year 2023, it’s clear that it was dominated by two things, mainly AI and big tech lawsuits. We saw a major lawsuit brought by The New York Times against Microsoft and various companies related to OpenAI, all due to the use of NYT content for AI training. The lawsuit claims that these companies exploited the paper’s journalism without permission or payment. The suit also accuses OpenAI-powered software of bypassing the paper’s paywall and spreading false information. The term “hallucinated” raises some questions, as AI doesn’t hallucinate but rather predicts viable answers, even when they are not rooted in reality. The outcome of this lawsuit could mean billions of dollars in compensation for The NYT and could also result in the destruction of data sets and an injunction on the use of the content. This is a big deal with significant implications as we close out the year.