The chatbot project, TruthGpt, yet to be confirmed by Elon Musk, could be trained by the millions of existing tweets on Twitter, owned by the tycoon. Is it legal for your conversations to be used to train an AI?
Days ago we anticipated a possible lawsuit from Elon Musk to Microsoft. The tycoon and owner of the social network, accused, precisely Microsoft, of be training your artificial intelligence projects without permission with Twitter conversations. Now, however, it is speculated that this is precisely what Elon Musk intends to do for his new AI: TruthGPT.
Elon Musk’s new artificial intelligence could be trained with all your tweets. But is this legal? Does Twitter have permission to do this? The reality is that it is, and, furthermore, artificial intelligences are already trained by real conversations on Reddit, Google searches, or hundreds of forums and pages on the net.
The information dumped for years in the network has high value for the training of artificial intelligences because of its naturalness. Of course, this does not guarantee the legality of the use of the information itself, simply, it is commonly non-existent, as is the case with images or music.
Regarding Twitter, his Terms of Service state that: “You retain your rights to any Content you submit, post, or display through our Services. What’s yours is yours: you own your Content (and any embedded audio, photos, and videos that are considered part of the Content)”.
“By submitting, posting or displaying Content through the Services, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any and all possible media or distribution methods, now known or later developed. This license authorizes us to make your Content available to the rest of the world and to allow others to do the same”
Protected data, biased information and protected works
According to an investigation by The Washington Post. Artificial intelligence models would be training with web pages that include biased information as well as copyrighted content.
Kickstarter and Patreon have come under fire for allow technology to analyze artists’ ideaswhich has raised concerns that technology could turn this work into suggestions for users.
This has led to copyright questions and has led to class action lawsuits against companies accused of infringing these rights in the development of artistic works with tools. For its part, Google has assured that “prioritizes the most important and reputable sites, but does not try to avoid licensed or copyrighted content“.
Where is the development of artificial intelligence leading humanity?
Of course, the fact that Twitter can use the information does not guarantee that Elon Musk will use the data, only that he could. Although it is reasonable to think that he will do so after having recently founded XAI to compete with OpenAi with your own chatbot.
However, the owner of Space X has also signed and championed a petition to pause IAS development to “avoid the destruction of civilization.” In this sense, Elon Musk would have pointed out that your chatbot, TruthGpt, would be totally different to artificial intelligences promoted or developed by other companies.
The letter was issued by the non-profit Future of Life Institute and signed by people all over the worldincluding Max Tegmark of MIT’s Center for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions, as well as tech entrepreneurs like Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, among many others.
It stated that “artificial intelligence systems should be developed only once we are sure that their effects will be positive and their risks manageable.” In addition, some of the risks of AI were pointed out, such as the “out of control race to develop and deploy increasingly powerful digital minds that no one, not even their creators, can reliably understand, predict, or control“.
We remind here that Musk was part of the ChatGPT foundation but left the project. According to the tycoon his intelligence model would seek “the truth” unlike those that already existWell, it’s our responsibility.
“The destruction of humanity must be prevented. The new chatbot will try to understand the nature of the universe. And I think this might be the best path to safety in the sense that an AI that cares about understanding the universe is unlikely to annihilate the humans”he explained in an interview on The Verge.
Recent controversies on Twitter with the blue check marks
Besides, the controversy of the possible use as IAS training, joins other remaining ones, as Twitter may be adding blue checkmarks to deceased celebrities to pass them off as paying Twitter Blue subscribers.
A decision that had already caused adverse reactions among Twitter users after learning that Elon Musk fingerpicked some celebrities that would keep her free like Stephen King or Lebron James.
About, several celebrities would have opposed the measure, like the PSG footballer, Sergio Ramos, who would have posted: “Forcing payments and making money is one strategy. Eliminating hate, promoting respect and making Twitter a better place, could be another.”