My Final "Public" Post

By now, I think almost everyone is familiar with AI and how companies have been racing to incorporate it into just about everything. I haven't really taken a stance on it one way or another, up to this point.

Basically, although I believe there are opportunities and benefits to the use of AI, I believe they are severely outweighed by the risks, dangers, and potential for abuse.

However, that's a topic for another post. The reason for this particular post is due to an article by Gizmodo that I came across earlier this morning.

Google has recently updated their privacy policy, essentially stating that any public information online is fair game for their AI Products.

https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-updates-privacy-policy-to-collect-public-data-for-ai-training/490715/

This fact that they're doing this isn't really a surprise - it is publicly available after all, and Microsoft / OpenAI has already done this with GitHub.

My issue isn't with who's accessing what I've posted, but how it's being used. Any time I've made a blog post, video, public repository, or any other kind of content, it has been to share my views, knowledge, or experience with other individuals and hope that it a) sparks a conversation, or b) helps in some way.

I do not consent to having it used by companies to build their AI models or AI-related products.

Going forward, all of my posts, repositories, and any other content will be locked behind a membership or login. Of course, there's no cost to creating an account, but I understand that it's a hassle to sign up for something that should be freely available.

I apologize for that, and hope you understand.

Kevin Williams

Springfield, Missouri

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