Don’t Let GAI’s Hoover Your Data

American inventor James Spangler sold his idea for an electric broomstick-like cleaner —with a cloth filter and dust-collection bag attached to the long handle— to William Hoover in 1908. His invention resulted in the first truly practicable domestic vacuum cleaner. And just as the US brand “Kleenex” became a generic name for soft facial tissues, the concept of “to Hoover” has become a verb, meaning to suck things up. OpenAI and other LLM providers have taken hoovering of data to an extreme that many never dreamed possible, now with recent...
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