Google to provide legal protection for generative AI users
Google has announced that it will defend users of its generative AI systems in its Google Cloud and Workspace platforms if they are accused of intellectual property violations.
This move comes as generative AI technology is becoming increasingly popular and powerful, but also as it is facing legal challenges from copyright owners.
Google's new policy will cover both claims of copyright infringement for the use of training data to train the AI systems, as well as claims of copyright infringement for the content that the systems create.
The company said that the indemnity does not apply if users "intentionally create or use generated output to infringe the rights of others."
Google is the first major tech company to offer this type of comprehensive protection for users of generative AI systems. This move is likely to be welcomed by the growing community of developers and users of this technology.
What is generative AI?
Generative AI is a type of artificial intelligence that can create new content, such as text, code, images, and music. It is trained on large datasets of existing content, and it can then use this knowledge to generate new and original content.
Generative AI is still in its early stages of development, but it has the potential to revolutionize many industries. For example, it can be used to create new forms of art and entertainment, to develop new products and services, and to automate tasks in a variety of fields.
Generative AI is also facing some legal challenges, particularly from copyright owners. Some copyright owners argue that the use of their work to train AI systems is copyright infringement. Others argue that the content that AI systems create is also copyright infringement.
The courts have not yet definitively ruled on these issues, but Google's new policy shows that the company is taking these challenges seriously. By offering to defend users of its generative AI systems, Google is sending a message that it believes this technology has the potential to be a force for good in the world.