Adobe Codifies Pledge Not to Train A.I. on Customer Data

Ina Fried, Axios:

Adobe on Tuesday updated its terms of service to make explicit that it won’t train AI systems using customer data.

The move follows an uproar over largely unrelated changes Adobe made in recent days to its terms of service — which contained wording that some customers feared was granting Adobe broad rights to customer content.

Again, I must ask whether businesses are aware of how little trust there currently is in technology firms’ A.I. use. People misinterpret legal documents all the time — a minor consequence of how we have normalized signing a non-negotiable contract every time we create a new account. Most people are not equipped to read and comprehend the consequences of those contracts, and it is unsurprising they can assume the worst.