Recent revelations from internal meetings at Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, have shed light on discussions among managers, lawyers, and engineers regarding the potential acquisition of Simon & Schuster to procure books for training the company's artificial intelligence (AI) tools.

Meta employees discussed buying Simon & Schuster to train AI models, report reveals

Internal meetings at Meta reportedly revealed discussions among managers, lawyers, and engineers about acquiring Simon & Schuster to obtain books for training the company’s AI tools. The recordings, shared with the New York Times, indicate deliberations on purchasing the renowned publishing house to access its vast catalog for AI training, raising ethical and legal concerns.