Artificial Intelligence | September 6, 2023
“Only public data, not direct messages or anything private,” the magnate posted on his social media profile. Twitter explains, in the section referring to artificial intelligence training, that it typically uses the information it collects to “improve and personalize” and thus ensure “a better experience.”
In April, Musk threatened Microsoft for allegedly “illegally” exploiting Twitter data to develop its artificial intelligence systems. Last July, the company filed a lawsuit, but against four unknown entities, for extracting information from the platform. Before a Texas court, X Corp, Twitter’s parent company, sought compensation for over 1 million dollars in damages.
The billionaire launched an artificial intelligence-focused company in July, naming it xAI, and stating its goal is to “understand the true nature of the universe.” On its website, the new company indicates it will “work closely with X (Twitter), Tesla, and other companies to advance our mission.”
Paradoxically, Musk had signed and supported a letter at the end of March calling for a “pause” in the advancement of artificial intelligence. Along with more than a thousand experts, he warned about the dangers of these developments and demanded safety measures.
Musk had previously been involved in the creation of another artificial intelligence company: OpenAI, the developer of ChatGPT, in 2015. However, he withdrew from the initiative due to differences with the other project leaders. “I’m the reason OpenAI exists,” Musk complained in an interview in May. “I was a complete idiot,” he admitted, for distancing himself from it.