Google’s Game-Changer: Empowering Publishers in AI Training
In response to the extensive online data training requirements of its artificial intelligence service, “Bard”, and the functionalities of Google Cloud’s Vertex AI, Google not only recently disclosed its operational methods but also updated its policies to grant publishers the discretion to determine if they wish to supply content for AI training purposes.
Google has announced the enhancement of its website search index file, robots.txt, by introducing a new control feature. This adjustment allows publishers to ascertain whether they wish to offer their webpage content for Google’s utilization, thereby thwarting Google’s search crawlers from documenting their site material.
Danielle Romain, Vice President of Google’s Trust Division, articulated that this measure epitomizes Google’s commitment to service transparency and trust, bestowing upon publishers a substantial degree of control within the realm of AI services.
In Google’s present modifications to AI services like “Bard”, content is automatically generated with attributed sources. However, this might potentially impinge on the original traffic of online services, such as news websites and blogs. Hence, through this recent recalibration, Google, by augmenting new control settings, empowers publishers to determine whether they wish to furnish content to Google or preclude their material from being accessed by Google’s services. This ensures the preservation of original traffic and concomitant advertising exposure revenues.