Elon Musk has previously mentioned the use of “public tweets” for AI training in xAI, which makes the policy update less surprising. In fact, Musk has accused competitors like Microsoft of unlawfully utilizing Twitter data to train their AI models and has even filed lawsuits against unidentified entities for data scraping purposes, presumably for AI training.
Overall, this update opens up new possibilities for AI training methods, but also raises questions about the boundaries of data privacy and the ethical use of personal information in technology development.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What type of data will X collect?
X will collect a range of data, including biometric information, job history, and education background from its users.
How will X use the collected data?
What are the implications of using user data for AI research?
This update has sparked discussions about data privacy and the ethical considerations of utilizing personal information for AI advancements.
What is xAI?
xAI is another venture by Elon Musk that intends to make inroads in the AI market. While separate from X, xAI plans to work closely with X, Twitter, Tesla, and other companies to achieve its mission.
Musk clarified that only public data would be used for the stated purposes, reassuring users that DMs or any private information would not be utilized.