Meta has revealed that it used public Facebook and Instagram posts to train parts of its new Meta AI virtual assistant but excluded private posts shared only with family and friends to respect individuals' privacy. The company's President of Global Affairs, Nick Clegg, said that Meta did not use private chats on its messaging services as training data for the model and took steps to filter personal details from public datasets used for training. Clegg's comments come as tech companies have faced criticism for using information scraped from the internet without permission to train their AI models.
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