The AI wars begin: Elon Musk says he can sue Microsoft/Open AU for ‘illegal use of Twitter data to train its models’
- Musk lashed out after Microsoft severed advertising ties with the social networking site
- Says software giant ‘illegally’ used its company’s data to train its staff
- Microsoft has not yet responded to Musk’s allegations
Elon Musk says he will sue Microsoft after alleging the software giant was “illegally” trained using the social networking site’s data amid a row over Microsoft’s refusal to pay Twitter’s new fees.
Musk made the threat after it was revealed that Microsoft had removed Twitter from its advertising platform following an argument over Twitter’s refusal to pay API fees.
In response to a story from the Twitter Daily News feed, Musk wrote, “They illegally trained using Twitter data. Time for a lawsuit.’
API stands for Application Programming Interfaces, a type of software that enables automated marketing.
Microsoft has not yet responded to Musk’s allegations or threats to file a lawsuit.
Musk threatened Wednesday afternoon to sue Microsoft over claims the company was using Twitter data illegally
Musk has regularly crossed swords with perceived enemies since taking over Twitter
Twitter’s API has long been a valuable resource for academics and is freely accessible.
The API provides data on the types of conversations taking place on the platform, helping researchers understand what the online world is talking about.
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