I have read the blog post about Community is the future of AI and I could not find any serious answer to this question.
Here is the way I see it: The knowledge in Stack Exchange (and Stack Overflow in particular) is built based on the assumption that, as a contributor, you spend your time and precious knowledge, mostly for the love of helping others, but also expecting at least to get the proper attribution and credit for your efforts, regardless of whether this has any materiel benefit for them or not.
Once this knowledge is used for AI training that will provide answers based on it, the link between the contribution and the credit for it is somewhat broken, which raises two main problems:
- While this form of using the contribution is arguably legal, I doubt whether it is moral to use knowledge that was meant to be used in a different way.
- In the lack of any attribution or credit, I suspect many people will be less inclined to spend the time and knowledge to make further contributions the way they do now
I'd be happy to hear from both users and SE personnel if they share these concerns and how they see it addressed.