Meta trained AI on FB and IG posts


Nothing to be surprised at here I don’t think:

Meta Platforms used public Facebook and Instagram posts to train parts of its new Meta AI virtual assistant, but excluded private posts shared only with family and friends in an effort to respect consumers’ privacy, the company’s top policy executive told Reuters in an interview.

Meta also did not use private chats on its messaging services as training data for the model and took steps to filter private details from public datasets used for training, said Meta President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg, speaking on the sidelines of the company’s annual Connect conference this week.


Actually, given Meta’s history of privacy abuses, perhaps the fact that they’ve been careful here is actually surprising…

We’re in unusual times… court cases launching against AI models claiming copyright infringements, and people blocking AI crawlers from using their site content, but then everyone sharing stuff on social platforms publicly anyway.

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By Craig Bailey