Elon Musk claims Microsoft illegally trained its AI using Twitter data; threatens lawsuit
On Thursday, Twitter CEO Elon Musk threatened to sue Satya Nadella-run Microsoft over claims that the company “trained illegally using Twitter data“.
Musk reacted after Microsoft dropped Twitter from its advertising platform as it allegedly refused to pay Twitter’s application programming interface (API) fees.
“They trained illegally using Twitter data. Lawsuit time,” said Musk in a tweet.
They trained illegally using Twitter data. Lawsuit time.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 19, 2023
His statement is likely over Microsoft-owned OpenAI allegedly using Twitter data to train the large language model for the AI chatbot called ChatGPT.
Microsoft declined to comment on Musk’s threat. In a message on its support page for Microsoft’s advertising platform, the tech giant said it will “no longer support Twitter” starting on April 25.
“Starting on April 25, 2023, Smart Campaigns with Multi-platform will no longer support Twitter,” it read.
“You’ll be unable to access your Twitter account through our social management tool, create and manage drafts or tweets, view past tweets and engagement, schedule tweets,” the message read.
Other social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn will continue to be available.
Under Twitter’s new pricing model, companies like Microsoft may need to pay as much as $42,000 per month to get access to Twitter API.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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