Google to Block Search Ads for Annoying Web Sites

Is there anything so sweet as helping yourself while helping others?  Google just announced it will ban search ads that lead to annoyingly aggressive web sites, as defined by the industry-wide Coalition for Better Ads. The upside for Google is better customer experience should lead to higher ad rates.

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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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