Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, recently restricted OpenAI’s access to the social media platform for training its AI chatbot, ChatGPT. This decision was reportedly due to Musk’s dissatisfaction with the US$ 2 million annual payment for licensing Twitter’s data. In this article, we explore the context behind this move and its implications for ChatGPT.
Musk’s Skepticism Towards ChatGPT and OpenAI’s Access to Twitter
Elon Musk, who is also a co-founder of OpenAI, has expressed concerns about ChatGPT in the past. He has accused the AI chatbot of being capable of lying and displaying prejudice. Furthermore, Musk criticized OpenAI for prioritizing profit over ethical AI development, prompting him to request a six-month pause in AI advancements.
Elon Musk’s TruthGPT Initiative
- Elon Musk is concurrently developing his own generative AI project, TruthGPT.
- TruthGPT aims to be the “ultimate truth-seeking AI” focused on understanding the nature of the universe.
- Musk has hired a team of researchers to work on this ambitious project.
The Impact of OpenAI’s Access to Twitter
Losing access to Twitter’s data can potentially hinder ChatGPT’s development and performance, as the AI chatbot relies on social media data for training and refining its algorithms. This move by Elon Musk could also escalate tensions between him and OpenAI, further straining their relationship.
OpenAI’s ChatGPT Operational Costs
To maintain ChatGPT, OpenAI incurs daily operational costs amounting to BRL 3.5 million. Despite these expenses, the AI company lost access to Twitter’s data just a month after ChatGPT’s public release in November.
Elon Musk’s decision to restrict OpenAI’s access to Twitter for ChatGPT’s training has raised concerns about the future of AI chatbots and their ethical development. With Musk’s focus on his own AI project, TruthGPT, it remains to be seen how OpenAI will adapt to these new challenges and whether the two parties can find common ground for the betterment of AI technology.