Can you spell co-opt? - https://federated.withgoogle.com/
This is to predict the behavior of crowds. They don’t need cartoons to sell it to their customers for this. They are more likely trying to convince the crowds to hold still for it.
I don’t know if it’s feasible yet but I would want neural networks like that to run in the browser where the user could see and control what’s going on, and then store results on the users own pod. Also the user should be able to choose which pods to learn from, the default just being their own.