“Not A Great Source”: What Wikipedia Co-Founder Said About Elon Musk’s X – News18

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Last Updated: November 16, 2023, 17:33 IST

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Jimmy Wales has called out Musk's X.

Jimmy Wales has known as out Musk’s X.

Wikipedia co-founder has stated that Elon Musk’s X isn’t a dependable supply of data. He even took a dig at xAI’s new chatbot known as Grok.

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has known as out Elon Musk’s X (previously often called Twitter), stating that it isn’t a dependable supply of data. He even took a dig at xAI’s new chatbot known as Grok.

According to a report by Fortune, Wales, talking on the Web Summit in Lisbon, stated that he’s glad that Large Language Models (LLMs) are rummaging by way of Wikipedia’s content material somewhat than going by way of the Elon Musk-owned X to ship solutions to customers by way of chatbots like ChatGPT.

“I’m pretty happy that they’re (LLMs) reading Wikipedia and not just Elon Musk’s Twitter; It’s not really a great source of truth,” Wales was quoted as saying by Fortune. Moreover, when he was requested about Musk’s new Grok 1-powered chatbot ‘Grok,’ Wales stated, “I haven’t even heard of it,” taking a dig on the billionaire as soon as extra.

Notably, this isn’t the primary time that the 2 have bouts of animosity, albeit informal. Last month in October, Musk, recognized for his quirky demeanor and antics on X, proposed a $1 billion provide to Wikipedia in change for a reputation change. “I will give them a billion dollars if they change their name to Dickipedia,” Elon Musk posted on X. Musk added that that is “in the interests of accuracy.”

Musk additionally known as out Wikipedia for allegedly demanding cash from its readers. “Have you ever wondered why the Wikimedia Foundation wants so much money?” Musk stated on X.  He added, “It certainly isn’t needed to operate Wikipedia. You can literally fit a copy of the entire text on your phone! So, what’s the money for? Inquiring minds want to know..”

Prior to this incident, Jimmy Wales had additionally taken a dig at Musk for allegedly censoring individuals essential of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and never permitting free speech on X.

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