Google now permits data scraping for artificial intelligence training thanks to a change in its privacy policies

Google may use any publicly accessible information to train its many AI products and services, according to the company’s most recent privacy policy revisions.

Google has updated its privacy policies so that it may utilise any publicly accessible information for AI development and training.

On July 1, the corporation issued an updated version of its privacy policy, which may be compared to earlier versions through a link on the site’s update page.

By updating its policy, Google is essentially telling the public and its users that any content they post to the internet is fair game for use in training Google’s existing and future artificial intelligence systems.

OpenAI, the company behind the widely used AI chatbot ChatGPT, was recently hit with a class-action lawsuit in California for allegedly stealing private information from users over the internet, prompting Google to provide this update.

The lawsuit states that OpenAI trained ChatGPT using millions of user comments from social media, blogs, Wikipedia, and other sources without obtaining permission to do so. The complaint finds that as a result, millions of internet users had their copyrights and privacy rights invaded.

There have been rumours circulating online that Twitter’s recent shift in the number of tweets users may view depends in part on their account verification status was implemented in response to AI data harvesting.

Developer documentation for Twitter indicates that rate limitations have been implemented to control the flood of API calls.

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