Google has updated its privacy and terms and conditions policy to spell out exactly how it will use your publicly available data to train and improve its AI models. As noted by Techspot, the policy discloses that any information from publicly available sources (i.e., local newspapers) will be collected and included in the Google search engine index and made available to AI to improve Google Translate, Bard and Cloud AI capabilities.
The policy explicitly states: “we may collect information publicly available online or from other public sources to train Google’s AI models and build products and features such as Google Translate, Bard and Cloud AI capabilities. Or, if your company’s information is displayed on a website, we can index it and display it in Google services.
Judging by the fact that Bard, Google’s answer to ChatGPT, has been accused of being a “pathological liar,” it is probably a good thing that it is being trained with more data. As for how the tech giant collects data for its AI, that may open the door to a few headaches for Google, as not all publicly available data is considered fair game and there is currently a lot of legal gray area with what can and should not be used to improve AI systems.