We're hot in the AI movement right now, regardless if most of the generative stuff out there is a giant BS machine. It hasn't stopped the likes of Microsoft adding ChatGPT to Bing and Google rolling out Bard. But all that AI needs to be trained on real data and so Google is doing what they always do: taking the entire internet for themselves. Because they can. Thomas Germain at Gizmodo has more.
“Google uses information to improve our services and to develop new products, features and technologies that benefit our users and the public,” the new Google policy says. “For example, 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.”
While I agree that if these systems don't get more information they cannot improve, I wholly disagree that the entire internet is Google's playground. The internet was meant to be free and open with information for all. Now it is a place for a for-profit monolith to generate more for-profit content in order to generate more profits.
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