In a bold move, Google has committed to safeguarding users of generative artificial intelligence (AI) systems across its Google Cloud and Workspace platforms. If you've ever worried about intellectual property claims tied to generative AI, this announcement is music to your ears!
But what's the deal, you ask? Well, in a recent blog post, Google spelt it out for us. Legal protection will be extended to customers using products integrated with generative AI capabilities. It's a big leap towards addressing the growing concerns surrounding copyright issues in the AI realm.
Google didn't leave us guessing either. They explicitly listed seven products that fall under this legal umbrella. Think Duet AI in Workspace, bringing text and image generation to Google Docs, Gmail, Slides, and Meet, among others. And the list goes on, including Vertex AI and Visual Captioning. Just one thing, Google's Bard search tool didn't make the cut.
Now, here's the kicker! If you ever find yourself in a copyright quagmire, Google promises to step up and shoulder the legal burden. That's right, they're offering a pioneering two-pronged strategy. Not only will they protect you when it comes to the training data, but they'll also have your back when it's about the outcomes generated from their foundational models.
In other words, if you're ever in hot water due to Google's training data using copyrighted material, Google's got you covered. They're taking the responsibility to sort out the legal tangle. Plus, they're extending this protection to situations where training data may involve copyrighted material – something their users really wanted clarity on.
But that's not all. If you ever face legal action because of the content you generate using Google's foundational models, they've got your back there too! They'll stand by you as long as you're not intentionally using their tools to infringe on someone else's rights.
This isn't just Google; other tech giants are making similar promises. Microsoft, for instance, has vowed to assume legal responsibility for enterprise users of its Copilot products. And Adobe is stepping up to safeguard its enterprise customers from copyright, privacy, and publicity rights claims when using Firefly.
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