Elon Musk threatens to sue Microsoft, reports PCMag citing the billionaire.
According to Musk, Microsoft mined Twitter data to train its own AI-based programs. So now he will demand compensation.
“They trained illegally using Twitter data. Lawsuit time,” his tweet said.
All of this comes after Microsoft announced that it was pulling Twitter support from its Smart Campaigns advertising platform. This means that as of April 25, Microsoft’s advertising customers will not be able to access their Twitter accounts and will not be able to post promotional tweets through the platform.
The reasons for this decision are not disclosed. But it is known that Twitter wants to charge companies from $42,000 to $210,000 per month for access to an API that will allow third-party applications to interact with the social network. So it seems that Microsoft has joined the ranks of companies that are not comfortable with such conditions.
We will remind that earlier Elon Musk initiated a big project on the creation of AI within Twitter. The social network bought around 10,000 GPUs and hired talented AI experts from Alphabet subsidiary DeepMind to launch its own large language model (LLM).