Google wants to train its AI models on user data
Honestly, Google has long had the right to collect data from its users and use it for “business purposes”. This includes, among other things, “research and development”, which has long covered the improvement and creation of products such as Google Translate and the like.
Now, however, in the latest update to its policy, Google is including its AI models in a list of what it can use the collected data for. It also means that Google can use the data to train Bard and Cloud AI, products related to artificial intelligence.
Elsewhere in the doc, Google also notes that publicly available information can be used to train these models: “For example, we may collect information that is available online or from other public sources to help train Google AI models and build products and features, such as Google Translate, Bard and Cloud AI. Or, if information about your business appears on a website, we can index it and display it in Google services.”
Be that as it may, all this does not mean that Google plans to use the personal personal data of its users to train AI models. It is only about public information. And this happens anyway, as has become clear with the advent of ChatGPT and other AI models. However, Google’s new policy makes it clear that the company intends to do the same with its own users’ data.