Creatives stop UK AI data mining plans

Pushback from UK creatives have stalled aggressive government AI plans to override existing copyright law and allow broad use of text and data mining. Regulations currently allow developers and researchers to leverage disparate data sets to train algorithms, but access is not widely allowed for business because of risks of data getting into the hands of third parties.

Now, the UK’s Intellectual Property Office’s (IPO) intention to extend existing access has hit a roadblock from the creative community, including music and publishing companies, which cited the need to protect copyrighted works.