Elon Musk, the owner of X, has confirmed this use of public data for AI training. He clarified that it would only involve public data and not any private messages or confidential information. Musk’s intention to employ public tweets for AI model training was previously announced with the establishment of xAI, an AI company.
Recent reports have also emerged regarding Musk’s plan to incorporate news headlines into X posts and encourage journalists to publish news directly on the platform. These actions may be connected to a strategy to enhance the availability of data on X, thereby improving the quality of the AI being developed.