Facebook Trains Its AI on Your Data
Opting out may be futile
As Meta, the company behind Facebook, continues to develop its generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools, you can now request the removal of some of the personal data the company uses to train its AI model. There are a ton of caveats, though.
Earlier this year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced plans to build a range of AI features into Meta’s platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Despite the popularity of generative AI in Silicon Valley, murky legal questions remain for the technology, and many people are anxious about its rapid advancement.
Want to stop Meta from using all of your info to improve its AI? The company added a new form to one of its help centers titled "Generative AI Data Subject Rights at Facebook." With this form, you can request that Meta give you access to the third-party data it uses for AI development and that the personal information is deleted. The operative word here is "request." There's no guarantee from the company that it will delete it, or that it'll provide you with the information for which you're asking–even if it's yours.
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