Microsoft engineer warns company's AI tool creates violent, sexual images, ignores copyrights

March 06, 2024

Jones was noodling with Copilot Designer, the AI image generator that Microsoft debuted in March 2023, powered by OpenAI's technology. "It was an eye-opening moment," Jones, who continues to test the image generator, told CNBC in an interview. watch nowMicrosoft's legal department told Jones to remove his post immediately, he said, and he complied. Jones said the risk "has been known by Microsoft and OpenAI prior to the public release of the AI model last October." "I am certainly convinced that this is not just a copyright character guardrail that's failing, but there's a more substantial guardrail that's failing," Jones told CNBC.