Google was hit with a lawsuit last week that accuses the tech giant of illegally using the data of millions of users to develop artificial intelligence products.

The lawsuit was filed against Google, its parent company Alphabet, and Google’s artificial intelligence subsidiary DeepMind. A similar lawsuit was filed last month against OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT.

The complaint alleges that Google has secretly stolen everything, what hundreds of millions of Americans have ever created and shared online and used that data to train its AI products, such as its chatbot Bard. The complaint also alleges that Google has used almost our entire digital footprint, including creative and written works, to build its AI products.

Halimah DeLaine Prado, Google’s general counsel, called the allegations in the lawsuit groundless in a statement to CNN. “We’ve been vocal for years that we use data from public sources to train our AI models,” Prado said.

“American law supports using public information to create new beneficial uses, and we look forward to refuting these baseless claims,” Prado added.

Source: CNN