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X embraces the power of public data for AI model training

X embraces the power of public data for AI model training

Confirms Use of Public Data for Model Training

Short Description:

X's recent privacy policy revisions reveal that the platform will be using user posts to train its AI models. The updated section 2.1 states that publicly available information will be utilized for machine learning and AI model training purposes. While this may be an acceptable trade-off for most users, the extent of the data usage for paying X Premium users remains unclear.


The privacy policy updates of X have confirmed that the social media platform will utilize users' posts to train its AI models. A section 2.1 excerpt from the revised policy specifically mentions the use of collected information and publicly available data for the purpose of training machine learning and models.

Notably, Stackdiary's Alex Ivanovs was the first to observe and publicly document these revisions. Ivanovs has been monitoring privacy policy updates and recently reported a similar change affecting Zoom users.

In response to X Daily, an X account dedicated to X-related news, Elon Musk provided confirmation regarding the use of user data. Musk clarified that only public data, such as posts, would be utilized for training purposes, excluding direct messages or any private information.

For years, consumers have been aware of the trade-off that if a product is free, they themselves may be the product. This holds true for X users, who now find themselves contributing data to train the platform's AI models.

While most users may find this data usage reasonable in exchange for free platform access, it remains uncertain whether paying X Premium (previously known as Blue) users are subject to the same terms or if they receive enhanced privacy measures by default.

Additionally, Ivanovs highlighted Musk's latest venture, xAI. Although still in its early stages, xAI aims to understand the true nature of the universe and promises to share more information in the coming months. While xAI operates as a separate entity from X Corp, the company behind the social media platform, Ivanovs speculates that X data could potentially be incorporated into xAI's training processes in the future.

Contacting X for comments continues to be a challenge, as their press email only generates automated replies featuring a poop emoji.

Closing Summary:

X's updated privacy policy confirms that the platform will use publicly available data, including user posts, for training its AI models. Although this may be an acceptable trade-off for most users, questions remain regarding the data usage of X Premium subscribers. Additionally, Elon Musk's xAI project, aimed at understanding the true nature of the universe, might also incorporate X data for training purposes. Contacting X for comments remains difficult, with automated replies being the only response.

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