Meta, the parent company of popular social media apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram, uses your data for its AI model called Llama 2, similar to OpenAI’s GPT models. However, Meta has updated its Facebook help center, and now users can delete personal information used to train AI models.

This week, Facebook’s help center on its website got an update. It now has a form called “Generative AI Data Subject Rights.” This form allows users to inquire about the third-party information used for training AI models.

Understanding Generative Artificial Intelligence

Generative artificial intelligence (generative AI) enables people to quickly create content from existing data, such as text, images, and audio. For example, with generative AI, people can easily create new content, such as images to share with friends, and businesses can generate text responses for customer inquiries.

Meta clarifies that Generative AI is not a database or a static collection of information but computer models. These models are a form of artificial intelligence trained on billions of pieces of data from various sources, including text and images.

According to Meta, “By studying this information, it can learn things such as the relationship and associations between different types of content. That way, the models are able to create new content when a person gives it instructions or a question. Generative AI can be used to create a variety of content, such as text and images,” the company wrote in a blog post.

Privacy Concerns with Meta’s AI

However, Meta’s AI raises privacy concerns because it collects a significant amount of data from public and licensed sources. According to a report from Business Insider, this information could include personal details like names, contacts, and opinions. The individuals who own this data may not be aware that it’s being used to train AI.

How to Delete Your Data

If you want to delete data that Facebook collected from you for its AI models, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the “Generative AI Data Subject Rights” form on Meta’s privacy policy page.
  2. Click on “Find out more and submit requests here.”
  3. Choose the second option to delete your personal information from those outside sources used for training.
  4. After selecting the option, you’ll need to pass a security check test.
  5. That’s all you need to do; your request will be sent.

Protect your privacy by taking control of your data when it comes to Meta’s AI models. Follow these steps to ensure your personal information is not being used without your consent.

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