The most recent version makes changes to the services it can train using “information that’s publicly available online” or from “other public sources,” including the addition of Google’s AI models, Bard, and Cloud AI capabilities.
As a result of the policy update, it appears that Google is now making it abundantly clear to both the general public and its own users that anything that is uploaded to the internet in a public manner may be utilized in Google’s training procedures for the AI systems it develops now and in the future.
This new information from Google comes shortly after the popular AI chatbot ChatGPT’s creator, OpenAI, was indicted in a California class-action lawsuit for allegedly scraping users’ personal information from the internet.
According to the lawsuit, OpenAI used personal information from millions of users’ comments on social media, blogs, and Wikipedia to train ChatGPT without first obtaining their permission. Millions of internet users’ copyrights and privacy rights were thus violated, according to the lawsuit.