The tech giant’s policy was updated on July 1 and stated the following:
Google uses the information to improve our services and to develop new products, features and technologies that benefit our users and the public. For example, we use publicly available information to help train Google’s AI models and build products and features such as Google Translate, Bard, and Cloud AI capabilities.
Previously, the policy included only a single reference to Google Translate and stated that information available to the public may be used to help train “language models” developed by Google.
While Google’s recent update doesn’t change the user experience or directly affect its products at this time, it points to a stronger focus on artificial intelligence (AI) efforts. The language adjustment suggests that the company is placing more emphasis on the role of public search behavior in the continued advancement of its AI technologies.
Google Teases Expansion Into AI With New Offerings: AI Shopping, Google Lens Features, and Text-to-Music Generator In a recent development, tech giant Google has hinted at its plans to venture into the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The company has revealed its intent to introduce several AI-powered innovations, including AI shopping experiences, enhanced features for Google Lens, and an advanced text-to-music generator. Aiming to revolutionize the way people shop online, Google is reportedly working on AI shopping experiences. This new feature is expected to leverage the power of AI algorithms to provide users with personalized recommendations, tailored product suggestions, and a seamless shopping experience.
While Bard, Google’s artificial intelligence chatbot, didn’t get an enthusiastic response when it was originally released, it has quickly caught up with other chatbots currently available on the market. To complete its suite of AI solutions, Google has also revealed that it will soon be rolling out an AI-based search that will become known as the Search Generative Experience (SGE). Ironically, Alphabet, Google’s parent company, issued a warning to its own employees last month about the potential security risks associated with using chatbots. At the same time, Google developed its own Secure AI Framework to improve cybersecurity related to AI threats.
The introduction of new AI products has been marred by concerns about privacy, intellectual property and the potential effects on human labor and creativity. These issues have cast a shadow over the widespread adoption of these models. OpenAI, the well-known creator of the widely used AI bot ChatGPT, recently faced a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed last month, with the plaintiffs alleging that the company engaged in the unauthorized acquisition of a massive amount of internet data, without prior notice, obtaining consent or offering compensation.
Some people on the internet compared Google’s recent upgrade to the controversial ClearView AI, which developed a law enforcement-level facial recognition tool by supposedly collecting billions of facial photos from social networking websites and other platforms. ClearView AI reached a settlement with the ACLU in 2022, which banned the company from selling its facial recognition database or giving access to private companies and people. The lawsuit was filed by ClearView AI.
Google Issues Preemptive Warning to Users Regarding Future AI Plans In a recent development, tech giant Google has taken the initiative to warn its users about its upcoming artificial intelligence (AI) endeavors. The company appears to be proactively addressing potential issues by notifying its users early. As the field of AI continues to evolve at a rapid pace, Google is making an effort to update its users on the company’s future plans in this field. By providing this pre-emptive warning, in a world increasingly driven by artificial intelligence (AI), it is important that users are aware of the potential consequences of their online searches. Recent reports suggest that these queries may inadvertently contribute to the development and improvement of AI bots, making them smarter and more capable.
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