A group of 16 unnamed plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed its 151-page privacy complaint against OpenAI and Microsoft Corp. that claimed the companies scraped personal data without consent to create ChatGPT, launching an “AI arms race” and creating a technology that “would obliterate privacy as we know it.”

In a court filing Friday, attorneys from the Clarkson Law Firm notified U.S. District Judge Trina Thompson in San Francisco that the plaintiffs were dismissing the case without prejudice.