It’s interesting how soon after OpenAI, the company behind the well-known AI chatbot ChatGPT, was sued in a class-action case brought in California, Google updated its policy. In the complaint, OpenAI was charged with allegedly using the internet to scrape sensitive data from people without getting their permission.
According to the lawsuit, OpenAI used data from countless social network comments, blog posts, Wikipedia edits, and other online sources to train ChatGPT, posing issues with copyright infringement and internet user privacy.
The owner and former CEO of Twitter, Elon Musk, also offered his thoughts on the subject and expressed his worries about data privacy. He tweeted about how the platform’s extensive data theft was degrading the quality of service for regular consumers.
Google’s policy modification is a significant example of tech companies’ attempts to allay worries and clarify their procedures regarding the use of publicly available data for AI developments as the discussion surrounding data privacy and AI training continues to develop. It also emphasizes the necessity of ongoing conversations and future legal frameworks to protect user privacy in the era of quick advancements in AI.