Generative AI Is Making Companies Even Thirstier for Your Data
The race to build more powerful AI models is creating new pressures
Zoom, the company that normalized attending business meetings in your pajama pants, was forced to unmute itself this week to reassure users that it would not use personal data to train artificial intelligence without their consent.
A keen-eyed Hacker News user last week noticed that a March update to Zoom's terms and conditions appeared to essentially give the company free rein to slurp up voice, video and other data, and to shovel it into machine learning systems.
The new terms stated that customers “consent to Zoom’s access, use, collection, creation, modification, distribution, processing, sharing, maintenance, and storage of Service Generated Data” for purposes including “machine learning or artificial intelligence (including for training and tuning of algorithms and models).”
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