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X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, updated its privacy policy this week stating that it may train its AI models on user posts. The new policy is expected to come into effect on 29 September. "We may use the information we collect and publicly available information to help train our machine learning or …

  1. Korev Silver badge

    Large language model maker AI21 Labs has raised $155 million

    That should buy them as many as five whole GPUs!!!

  2. Richard Tobin


    As the Jargon File notes, the standard unit of bogosity is the microLenat. The Lenat itself is far too big for practical use.

    RIP Doug.

  3. Robin Bradshaw

    Project Tay 2.0

    What could possibly go wrong?

    After all it worked so well for Microsoft when they tried it

    1. abend0c4

      Re: Project Tay 2.0

      Fortunately, Musk's twixters are renowned for their level-headed analysis and rigorous fact-checking.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Project Tay 2.0

        .. and wonderful, level headed, non-expletive laden content with logical structures and clear evidence of applied intellect.

        Why does Musk need an AI trained on that debris? So he can get rid of the few users that are left?

    2. DS999 Silver badge

      Re: Project Tay 2.0

      Tay had to be "trained" by users interacting with it to learn racism and Nazi ideology. Thanks to Musk letting the worst of the worst back in, a Xitter AI that scrapes the platform can be born knowing all that good stuff on day one!

  4. Gene Cash Silver badge

    it may train its AI models on user posts

    I guess I deleted my account just in time, last month. I got tired of the drama, and more importantly, the constant changes in the UI showing less and less of the people I was following.

    1. Paul Crawford Silver badge

      Re: it may train its AI models on user posts

      We (as a business) nominally have a Twitter account but you have to log in to see it now, so I don't. It now counts for bugger-all in our world.

  5. Mostly Irrelevant

    I can't believe anyone still uses this thing. Maybe most people really are as stupid as Elon Musk seems to think they are.

    1. TheMaskedMan Silver badge

      "Maybe most people really are as stupid as Elon Musk seems to think they are."

      The fact that they were on Twitter, presumably of their own free will, suggests that they probably are.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      err, you do know how many fuckwits voted for orangetrash in USA?

      and how many fuckwits in the UK voted brexshit and "minime" boris?

      at this point in time, is a fucking documentary

  6. vekkq

    its still Twitter

    > "X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter"

    Elon and his company can try to rename it all they want. They are only in the position to make suggestions. Most people still call it Twitter, therefore that is its name.

    1. veti Silver badge

      Re: its still Twitter

      See what happens if you enter "" into your browser address bar.

      No wonder people still call it Twitter, that's the name they see every time they go there.

  7. sabroni Silver badge

    This idea is the definition of garbage in garbage out.

    What kind of bigoted bullshit bot would you get it you trained it on Space Karen's new super hate platform?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: This idea is the definition of garbage in garbage out.

      are we sure he's not trying to make a robot of himself?

  8. s. pam Silver badge

    Bogus to requirements

    we dumped Tshitter years ago, AND deleted all our posts in our famil of 12.

    never been happier so hope they rot in AI hell!

  9. frankrider

    5 Minute Hate

    Hate to crap on everyone’s little anti-Twitter 5 Minute Hate but I’ve been using it more often since they stopped censoring conservatives.

    1. sabroni Silver badge

      Re: stopped censoring conservatives.

      Conservative: I have been censored for my conservative views

      Me: Holy shit! You were censored for wanting lower taxes?

      Con: LOL not those views

      Me: So....deregulation?

      Con: Haha no not those views either

      Me: Which views, exactly?

      Con: Oh, you know the ones


  10. Zippy´s Sausage Factory

    Time to see if redact will work on xitter these days, methinks...

  11. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

    Mock all you like, but...

    ... personally I was happy when my school changed its mascot from LOSING_TEAM_MASCOT to WINNING_TEAM_MASCOT. Just seemed more optimistic, you know?

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