Google has been dabbling in the AI field for a time now. Well, it’s not doing that much better compared to ChatGPT, which is still the best language model in the field. Google’s flagship model, Bard is still not that great. Not just Bard, Google is working on multiple models at the same time such as Vertex AI, AutoML, DialogFlow, and many more. To tackle this problem, The Company is taking some serious steps.
Google AI will Feed on everything it can Find on The Internet
In their updated policy, Google declared they will use everything they find on the public internet to train their AI models. This includes everything, from blog posts, youtube comments, forum posts, etc. This means if ever uploaded or wrote anything on the internet, it can be used by Google’s AI. Including pirated copyright stuff. Such as the case of books.
They itself stated “We use publicly available information to help train Google’s AI models and build products and features like Google Translate, Bard, and Cloud AI capabilities”
The thing is that Google is really explicit about these statements. It’s not the first time someone is actually doing it. ChatGPT is fueled the same way. However, this does raise the question of online privacy. While no one owns the public Internet and any information you put there can be seen by anyone. However, this is a bit different since your information will actually be used for profit purposes. These models can fetch this information from anywhere.
The legal implications of this situation are still vague. However, with growing popularity and usage, we will surely be seeing some mandates. Just like in the case of ChatGPT using authors’ books without permission.
Well, we don’t what’s going to happen but for now, we have to be a bit careful because the things you put on the internet are more exposed than they ever were.