Many of the most engaging and affordable ones are made in China and have AI built in. Remember, that country’s laws require companies to give the government access to their data through national security audits.
The country requires visitors to download two spyware apps, Ebteraz, a COVID tracker and Hayya, which permits fans access to sports stadiums and allows people to use metro transportation systems. Several EU nations advised travelers to use caution there, since it’s known data is shared with the government.
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.