Musk cut OpenAI’s access to Twitter data on payment: NYT

  • In December, Elon Musk shut down OpenAI’s access to Twitter data, The New York Times reported.
  • Musk reportedly felt the AI ​​company wasn’t paying enough for access, according to the publication.
  • He’s been cautious about technology for a while, but he’s been known to work on his own AI project.

In December, just weeks after the launch of OpenAI ChatGPTthe company has had its access to Twitter data shut down, according to a report.

Two sources familiar with the matter told The New York Times that Twitter CEO and OpenAI co-founder Elon Musk was said to be behind the decision. Musk felt that the roughly $2 million a year OpenAI was paying to license the company’s data wasn’t enough,

The artificial intelligence company had licensed data from Twitter to help it create its AI chatbot, according to the NYT.

Musk has been wary of advanced AI for some time and was becoming increasingly critical of OpenAI at the time of the decision.

Musk started criticize the company’s viral chatbot in December, suggesting that the technology suffered from bias issues and was capable of layer. Since then, Musk has accused OpenAI of being a maximum profit enterprise and signed an open letter who called for a six-month pause on AI development.

Despite this hesitation around the technology, Musk is embarking on its own generative AI project, according to reports. The company is would have called X.AI.

The musk has said he wants to create a chatbot similar to the viral success of OpenAI, potentially called “TruthGPT”, which would be a “maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe”.

Musk has also been in talks with University of Toronto researcher and professor Jimmy Ba about the new company, The Times reported, citing three people with knowledge of the matter. Musk also hired top researchers from Alphabet’s DeepMind to work on Twitter, according to the publication.

Representatives for OpenAI and Elon Musk did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment, which was made outside of normal working hours.

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