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Google Allows Websites to Opt Out of Data Usage for AI Models

Google Allows Websites to Opt Out of Data Usage for AI Models

Google has announced that website publishers can now choose to opt out of having their data used to train Google’s AI models. This new initiative, called Google-Extended, allows sites to be scraped and indexed by Google’s crawlers while ensuring that their data is not used in the development of AI systems such as the Bard model. The opt-out option can be accessed through robots.txt, a text file that informs crawlers of a site’s preferences. Despite opting out, websites will still remain accessible through Google Search.

This move by Google follows a similar initiative by OpenAI, which also allows sites to opt out of its web-crawling activities. With Google-Extended, web administrators have the choice of assisting in the improvement of AI models or choosing to withhold their data.

Source: AI Business

Getty Images Introduces Commercial Image Generation Tool

Getty Images has launched a new commercial image generation tool called Generative AI. This tool is trained exclusively on content from Getty’s own library and is designed to allow customers to explore image generation while having full protection and usage rights. Users of the AI tool will receive Getty Images’ standard royalty-free license, which includes usage rights, indemnification, and representation guarantees.

Notably, content generated by the tool will not be added to Getty Images’ existing content libraries for licensing by others. Contributors will be appropriately compensated if their content is included in the training set.

Source: AI Business

Spotify Will Allow AI-Generated Music with Autotune, but Not Artist Impersonation

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has stated that AI-generated music with autotune will not be banned from the streaming platform. However, music created by AI that impersonates artists will not be permitted. Earlier this year, Spotify removed a track featuring AI-generated vocals that mimicked Drake and The Weeknd.

Ek emphasized that Spotify is taking a middle ground approach, allowing AI-generated music that is influenced by artists without directly impersonating them. The company has a dedicated team working on the complexities and challenges surrounding AI music.

Source: AI Business

Anthropic Teams Up with Boston Consulting Group to Provide AI Tools

Anthropic, the developer behind Claude, is collaborating with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to offer its AI tools to clients. This strategic partnership will give BCG consultants and clients direct access to Anthropic’s Claude 2 model, allowing them to summarize research documents and analyze data more efficiently.

Additionally, BCG will facilitate pilot programs for enterprise clients to test the use of Claude. The collaboration aims to harness the transformative potential of AI while responsibly managing associated risks.

Source: AI Business

Microsoft Explores Nuclear Energy to Power AI Data Centers

Microsoft is looking into using nuclear energy to power its AI data centers. The company has posted job listings seeking individuals to assess the feasibility of using nuclear energy for its cloud and AI data centers. As AI requires significant compute power, data centers already emit significant greenhouse gases. Microsoft aims to power its sites with cleaner energy and hopes to utilize microreactors for this purpose.

The tech giant is actively seeking a principal program manager for nuclear technology to explore the potential of nuclear energy in its data centers.

Source: AI Business

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