Elon Musk’s Ambitions
Ivanovs speculates that Elon Musk’s intentions with X’s data collection align with his ambitions in the AI market through another company called xAI. Musk has previously expressed his plan to utilize “public tweets” to train xAI’s AI models. This theory suggests that X could serve as a valuable data source for xAI. Musk’s recent tweet encouraging journalists to write on X may have been an attempt to generate more interesting and useful data to feed into the AI models.
Legal Rulings and Partnerships
Musk has previously accused tech giants of using Twitter data to train their AI models and even threatened legal action against Microsoft for alleged illegal use of Twitter data. Ivanovs highlights the text on the xAI homepage, which mentions the company’s collaboration with X, Twitter, Tesla, and other companies to advance their mission.
Confirmation from Elon Musk
Press requests to X no longer receive the lighthearted poop emoji response that followed Musk’s takeover of the social network. Instead, an auto-responder states that they will get back to inquiries soon, indicating a potential comment from X in the future.