• AnyOldName3@lemmy.world
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    5 months ago

    Yeah, the Wayback Machine doesn’t use Reddit’s API, but on the other hand, I’m pretty sure they don’t automatically archive literally everything that makes it onto Reddit - doing that would require the API to tell you about every new post, as just sorting /r/all by new and collecting every link misses stuff.

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      5 months ago

      You don’t need every post, just a collection big enough to train an AI on. I imagine it’s a lot easier to get data from the Internet Archive (whose entire mission is historical preservation) than from Reddit.

      The thing I’m not sure about is licensing, but it seems like that’d the case for the whole AI industry at the moment.