Apple wants to use news to train its AI models
Apple is trying to catch up with other tech companies competing in the field of artificial intelligence. It takes a huge amount of data to train a model. According to The New York Times, Apple wants to get this data from news companies.
Citing four people familiar with the discussions, the paper said Apple has been in talks with major news and publishing organizations in recent weeks to use their material to develop generative AI systems.
The iPhone maker has reportedly offered multi-year deals worth at least $50 million to license archives of news articles. Among the publications contacted by the company’s representatives are Condé Nast, the publisher of Vogue and The New Yorker; NBC News; IAC, which owns People, The Daily Beast and Better Homes and Gardens.
The article claims that a number of publishing executives were concerned “too big” terms of Apple. The tech giant is also tight-lipped about how it plans to apply generative AI to the news industry. Apple does not want to take information from the Internet because of its commitment to privacy.
This contrasts with other companies that use data from the Internet to train their large language models. According to some reports, these tech giants illegally used copyrighted data to train their AI models, and as a result, they are facing various copyright lawsuits. Apple, on the other hand, is taking a cautious approach.
Insiders say they are optimistic that Apple will most likely make a deal with these news publishers.
ProIT previously reported that Apple is ramping up production of the Vision Pro, and sales may begin as early as February.
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