Google calls open public discussion for AI regulations.

Google has recently announced a public discussion to develop new protocols and guidelines for regulating AI.

In a blog post, Google said, we are calling this public discussion to explore ethical and technical standards that let publishers have control over AI.

This comes after a recent breakout happened where Open AI let its ChatGPT service access paywalled content.

In the same blog post, Google also said that they are looking to upgrade the current Robot.txt file limitations.

Google has invited all the members of Web and AI communities to participate in this public discussion.

The discussion will be focused primarily on developing a mechanism to regulate AI.

Google said that the emerging AI technologies are accessing website data in new ways which poses ethical challenges. Therefore, we need some new protocols and guidelines to equip web publishers to decide about their content on their own. I mean, whether they want their content to be accessed by AI or not.

Criticism on AI over Data Collection

After introducing public AI, it’s not just ChatGPT who faces criticism, in fact users are criticizing Google as well.

Google has recently updated its Privacy Policy page.

And the new update says, companies can now collect and analyze users data and can share it online to train different AI models.

Google says they will use this information to develop new AI powered products.

Typically, privacy policy stops companies from collecting users data but with this new policy, Google can use anyone’s data publicly posted online to train its AI models.

Now, you might say what’s a big deal, our data is already publicly posted, anyone can read it.

So, here the question is not about who is accessing the data, the question is how it is being utilized.

How to Stop Google from Using Your Data for AI Training?

I recently wrote an article about “How to protect your website data from ChatGPT?”. I suggest that you to please read that article as well.

Now, if you are concerned about the recent change in Google’s Privacy policy, below are the measures you can take to stop Google from using your data for AI training.

Stop Publicly Posting Any Information Online

Only post that information online that you are comfortable sharing with anyone. From anyone, I mean companies and AI both.

The less you feed, the safer your privacy will be.

Change Google’s Privacy Controls

Google gives you ways to control your online privacy.

You can ask Google to stop collecting your web activity logs, access location, device data and many more other things.

To do this, you just have to open your privacy settings in your Google account and from there you can disable options that let Google to collect your information.

You can enable those options that are extremely necessary. I mean those information that must be shared to not hamper your work.

Use Incognito Mode

If you are using Google Chrome (that mostly users do), it gives you the private browsing feature.

Google Chrome’s private browsing feature is called Incognito Mode.

In private browsing mode, the browser doesn’t save the browsing history, site data, cookies and other information entered in the form.

As soon as you leave the private browsing mode, the Chrome browser deletes all the browsing data and cookies associated with that browsing session.

Chrome doesn’t share private browsing data to companies and in fact Google as well.

So, the Incognito mode also helps you to stop sharing your data online with companies and search engines.

Use Alternative Services

While we are so used to Google products, there are plenty of other products as well on the Internet that help us to anonymize our privacy online.

For example, we can use different browsers, search engines, email service providers, social media, video sharing platforms and more.

Here is the list of alternative services you can use:

  1. Brave Browser (Alternative to Google Chrome)
  2. DuckDuckGo Search Engine (Alternative to Google Search)
  3. ProtonMail – Email Service Provider (Alternative to Gmail)
  4. Bluesky – Microblogging Platform (Alternative to Twitter)
  5. Vimeo – Video Sharing Platform (Alternative to YouTube)

And the list goes on and on.

So, these are some of the ways you can save your data from being used to train Artificial Intelligence.

I am not criticizing, AI opens doors for new possibilities both positively and negatively.

What do you say? Let me know in the comment section down below. That’s it for the article!

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