Google has taken steps to dismiss a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing it of infringing on the privacy and property rights of millions of internet users through data scraping for AI training. Google filed its motion in a California District Court, emphasizing the importance of using publicly available information to train AI models like Bard. The company argues that the claimants’ assertion that Google is “stealing” publicly shared internet data is based on false premises.
According to Google, using publicly accessible information for learning purposes doesn’t constitute theft or privacy invasion. They warn that such a lawsuit would not only affect Google’s services but also undermine the concept of generative AI.
Google has countered by stating that the complaint is centered on irrelevant actions by third parties and doomsday predictions about AI. The company believes the complaint doesn’t address the core issues, specifically how the plaintiffs have suffered harm from the use of their information.
This case is just one of several brought against major tech companies engaged in developing and training AI systems. Meta, for instance, faced claims of copyright infringement related to AI training on September 20, which they denied.