In a surprising turn of events, Twitter CEO Elon Musk has threatened to sue Microsoft. The billionaire entrepreneur and tech mogul made the threat on Twitter, causing a stir among the online community. In reaction to a tweet stating that Microsoft’s advertising platform would no longer provide support to Twitter due to the social media platform’s recent changes mandating payment for access to its API, the billionaire issued a statement.
Musk reply came after T(w)itter Daily News reported that “Microsoft drops Twitter from its advertising platform as they refuse to pay Twitter’s API fees.” To this Musk replied, “They trained illegally using Twitter data. Lawsuit time.”
They trained illegally using Twitter data. Lawsuit time.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 19, 2023
The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, frequently tweets about projects that do not materialize, and there has been no indication that he has followed through on his threat to sue. The nature of Musk’s threat is unclear, but it seems to be related to OpenAI’s use of Twitter data to train its language model, which powers products like ChatGPT. Below is the announcement made by Microsoft.
Elon Musk’s recent warning serves as a wake-up call to the fact that the ownership of data is becoming very intense in the race towards advanced generative AI. As the competition heats up, the struggle for control over data is intensifying, and the stakes are higher than ever before. Although OpenAI is not affiliated with Microsoft, the company did make a substantial investment in OpenAI, which is integrating AI technology into Bing, Edge, and Microsoft 365.
Source: Twitter CEO Tweet