The lawsuit against Microsoft cites Bing’s AI chatbot in its counterargument.
Highlights of the story
- A lawsuit used Bing AI-generated arguments to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
- The lawsuit has been filed by lawyers who support Sony’s bid to block the acquisition.
- Bing’s AI, owned by Microsoft, is based on ChatGPT and generates responses through web searches.
A lawsuit filed against Microsoft by the Aliotto and Joseph Saverii law firm argues that the company’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard should be blocked. it’s the same. “The Gamers’ Case”which was defamation filed against Microsoft by a group of 10 gamers. In a new 38-page documentLawyers, who are Reportedly backed by Sony.detail the new arguments but make a critical mistake.
In this document, the lawsuit against Microsoft uses its Bing AI chatbot against it. The plaintiff produced evidence against Microsoft using AI, which is based on OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Advocates use Bing to make reasons why Microsoft is buying AAA developers and the AI answer seems to be a common sense answer that anyone with 2 brain cells can understand and come up with on their own. can
Note, this is arguing to support the idea that AAA games are important to video game publishers, which is common sense, however advocates present it as if it were an esoteric idea. Pasta is important with spaghetti, and peanut butter goes with jelly, right? Lawyers use Bing AI to argue that AAA games are important to gaming platforms and important to Microsoft.
It should be noted that Bing AI searches the web to generate answers, unlike ChatGPT whose training data is limited to a specific date. This means that some of the answers may be swayed by Sony’s own arguments, as they can easily be found online, and the web will be scraped by AI.
Legal analyst Florian Müller broke down the absurdity of the twist in a Twitter thread, and why it’s likely to fail.
Here are my key and high-level observations on the renewed motion for preliminary injunction against #Microsoft–#ActivisionBlizzard. This is an oversized tweet, thanks #TwitterBlue.
For more details, see the 32-part thread (a link is at the bottom of this post), in which I…
— Florian Müller (@FOSSpatents) April 25, 2023
Final decisions from major regulators regarding the Activision Blizzard deal are coming soon. This Wednesday is the UK CMAs. The agreement is expected to be approved.. The EU will a Final decision until the end of May. Lawmakers in the US have begun investigating the deal, with Congress putting pressure on antitrust regulators to back Microsoft’s bid to acquire Activision-Blizzard.
Sony is pressing regulators around the world to block the deal from going ahead, citing anti-competitive concerns over Microsoft owning the Call of Duty franchise. Sony fears that Microsoft may eventually make the franchise exclusive to Xbox, or make certain features unavailable to other platforms. These concerns were initially shared by some regulators.
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