We conceive of four main categories for products and services to identify how (if at all) they leverage machine learning:
- Uses ML
These systems may leverage machine learning models to deliver functionality, but they do not contribute to models or collect and share data
- Collects Data
Like the many systems covered by GDPR, these systems collect user/environment data and may transmit it and store or process that information
- Trains Onboard ML
These systems may use data from the user/environment to refine a ML model, but that information stays in a closed system and is not shared or aggregated.
- No Data Collection or ML