How to avoid your FlatPress blog from unintentionally becoming AI training material

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How to avoid your FlatPress blog from unintentionally becoming AI training material

Post by Arvid » Sat May 25, 2024 5:22 pm

Hi folks,

AI is everywhere nowadays: Who hasn’t fiddled around with any kind of image generation or language model, or even uses it regularly? But it may seem unfair that AI companies simply take the content of your blog without asking you and train their commercial AIs with it - which you then have to pay for.

On our project blog, we provide simple practical tips on how to prevent AI bots from fetching your FlatPress blog contents as free training material: Don’t be a free meal: How to avoid your FlatPress blog from unintentionally becoming AI training material

Please let us know your opinions and experiences on this topic!
Maybe you can add helpful tips?

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Re: How to avoid your FlatPress blog from unintentionally becoming AI training material

Post by fraenkiman » Mon Jun 10, 2024 9:36 pm

I find it useful for my blog visitors to ask the AI to refrain from learning on their own blog. The only question is whether the "request" is actually taken into account or whether the AI/company simply ignores the request.
Does the request to refrain from learning on your own site really have no influence on the search engine ranking?

Ultimately, it is again about studying the customer and their click behavior in order to offer even more targeted products later on. The current attempt is to suggest that the AI and the search engine robots operate separately and that no data is transferred from one to the other.
Is that the case? Where does the search engine algorithm end and the AI begin? I maintain that if the exploitation of your intellectual property from your blog is not allowed to be used entirely for learning, then it should be used inconspicuously in small bites.

When does the employee of a service provider come into play and reconstruct the click behavior of your blog visitors and feed the AI with it?
None of this is anything new - and has happened several times before in a similar form. A***n, A***e S***i and M*****ft. I don't want to know how much of the numerous telemetry data flowed into the creation of an AI. Ultimately, the lobbyist who represents his interests and the interests of his company wins. And we have to decide whether we want to use the "non-profit" or free services or not.
In a few years' time, we will no longer be able to tell the difference between a search engine, a search engine with AI support or AI with a search function.

Politicians want to regulate AI! Sorry, I have my doubts about that. Many other issues that have been put into political hands have failed, taken too long, cost countless taxpayers' money or been privatized.

If you have a smart TV, the manufacturer and its partners know what you watch and when you watch it - and your personal advertising is displayed to match. You have a smartphone and the manufacturer and its partners know what you sleep, work and your usage behavior. You drive an electric car and the manufacturer knows your driving behavior, your destinations, your voice, what music you listen to and whether you missed your inspection again. You have questionable smart home devices and the manufacturer knows when you are at home, asleep or on vacation. You don't really believe that the data collected is only used to provide even better support, do you?

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Re: How to avoid your FlatPress blog from unintentionally becoming AI training material

Post by laborix » Thu Jun 13, 2024 6:33 pm

fraenkiman wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 9:36 pm... You don't really believe that the data collected is only used to provide even better support, do you? ...
Just as a gimmick :D , I once had about 120 search engines? (AI/SpamBots/or whatever)? blocked by scripting and only allowed G...e, B...g and known search engines.
Result:
Nobody cares, the website had more visitors instead of less.

As far as data collection is concerned, regardless of TV, smartphone, computer, car, bots or other devices, this fact has not been clearly proven.

You have to ask the question differently:
How much information do I as a person make available to the internet? Facebook, other social providers, shopping in online shops, blog/website with holiday photos or similar?

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