Woe to Bluey-GPT, the AI ​​that tells bedtime stories

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The sensational boom of ChatGPT paved the way for many other chatbots related toArtificial intelligence which, in many cases, present themselves to users as “specialized” in a particular sector.

We are talking, for example, about the controversial Bluey-GPT, a platform created with the aim of telling the stories bedtime stories to children, shaping the tales according to the listener’s tastes. Although it may seem like a curious and interesting idea, many have raised legal and ethical concerns regarding the use of this chatbot.

Bluey-GPT, for example, asks every session name ed age to the children, as well as some information about his day to create the most engaging story possible. All of this, taking into account that we are talking about minors, can be problematic from the point of view of privacy.

Although there are several specific apps capable of creating fairy tales, these generally use material by scanning what is available for free on the network, without asking users questions that are a little too “invasive”. Such software also creates illustrations through AI systems, telling the stories they create verbally.

Bluey-GPT and other similar systems put the privacy of children and others at risk

The work of Bluey-GPT and these apps, however, is also potentially at risk of lawsuits. According to the lawyer Xuyang Zhu of the law firm Taylor Wessingin the UK the names of some characters and other information reproduced by the AI ​​would be real protected by copyright.

In a report by Zhu, he explains how “Copyright can be violated if a character is replicated in another context in a way that reproduces enough of these aspects“. All this is noteworthy for all GPTs who, very often, work in a gray area between what is freely available to everyone and content protected by copyright.

If some apps are capable of telling stories to children (like Oscar, Once Upon a Bot e Bedtimestory.ai) use generic or public domain characters, other systems seem to go a little too far. Then there is the legitimate doubt on the part of some parents that AI really offers something suitable for such young users.

Finally, on an ethical level, the abuse of Bluey-GPT could undermine a moment that parents have shared with their children since time immemorial.

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