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Are you a Reddit user? Google’s about to feed all your posts to a hungry AI, and there’s nothing you can do about it


Google and Reddit have announced a huge content licensing deal, reportedly worth a whopping $60 million – but Reddit users are pissed.

Why, you might ask? Well, the deal involves Google using content posted by users on Reddit to train its AI models, chiefly its newly launched Google Gemini AI suite. It makes sense; Reddit contains a wealth of information and users typically talk colloquially, which Google is probably hoping will make for a more intelligent and more conversational AI service. However, this also essentially means that anything you post on Reddit now becomes fuel for the AI engine, something many users are taking umbrage at.



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