DuckDuckGo Will Be Alternative Search Engine on Android Devices in EU

Avoiding a different type of lock-in, Google last week announced that privacy-safe search engine DuckDuckGo won its auction to be offered as an alternative search provider in Android devices across all 31 European markets. The auction was a result of anti-trust action by the European Union. will also appear in all markets while PrivacyWall, Qwant, Yandex, and GMX split third place.

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Getty Offers Gen AI Tool Built Only with Licensed Images

September 28, 2023

Unauthorized training data isn’t an existential threat to generative AI but it’s certainly a headache for users and developers alike.  Most developers are trying to exclude materials that creators have explicitly labeled as unauthorized and citing “fair use” as justification for copying everything else.  Getty Images has taken an opposite approach, building its gen AI tool only on materials that are explicitly licensed.  It’s possible that tracing the provenance of training data will become a standard, similar to how organic food producers trace the origins of their ingredients.

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