By now, I think almost everyone is familiar with AI and how companies have been racing to incorporate it into just about everything. I haven't really taken a stance on it one way or another, up to this point.
Basically, although I believe there are opportunities and benefits to the use of AI, I believe they are severely outweighed by the risks, dangers, and potential for abuse.
However, that's a topic for another post. The reason for this particular post is due to an article by Gizmodo that I came across earlier this morning.
This fact that they're doing this isn't really a surprise - it is publicly available after all, and Microsoft / OpenAI has already done this with GitHub.
My issue isn't with who's accessing what I've posted, but how it's being used. Any time I've made a blog post, video, public repository, or any other kind of content, it has been to share my views, knowledge, or experience with other individuals and hope that it a) sparks a conversation, or b) helps in some way.
I do not consent to having it used by companies to build their AI models or AI-related products.
Going forward, all of my posts, repositories, and any other content will be locked behind a membership or login. Of course, there's no cost to creating an account, but I understand that it's a hassle to sign up for something that should be freely available.
I apologize for that, and hope you understand.