OpenAI is offering media outlets up to $5 million to use their news stories to train ChatGPT

OpenAI is offering media outlets up to $5 million to use their news stories to train ChatGPT

OpenAI is offering some media outlets $1 million to $5 million a year in exchange for their news stories to be used in LLM training, which is the basis of ChatGPT’s generative artificial intelligence chatbot.

According to The Information, such payments are considered “a tiny amount even for small publishing houses.” The publication cites two media executives who participated in the recent negotiations.

The talks come amid a lawsuit filed by The New York Times. We will remind that the newspaper accuses OpenAI of copyright infringement. The New York Times in the lawsuit points to specific cases where the chatbot repeated the content of the newspaper.

Last month, OpenAI struck a deal with publishing giant Axel Springer, the parent company of Politico and Business Insider. The company also struck a deal with the Associated Press last summer. The financial terms of these deals were not disclosed, but according to the publication, Axel Springer will receive tens of millions of dollars over several years.

OpenAI’s two tech rivals, Google and Apple, are also trying to strike deals with news publishers to supply content for their AI products.

We recently reported that Apple is also already offering larger payouts to the media in exchange for the rights to use their publications while developing its own AI tools.

Google has lagged behind the other two companies in talks about using media to train AI, but has established relationships with some media outlets through its licensing deals for its Google News service.

The talks come amid growing concern among media and creative people about their content being used to train large language models. ChatGPT and other AI chatbots learn from endless streams of data from the Internet.

Previously, ProIT published the TOP 10 Weirdness, Implications, and Questions About Amazing AI Advances in 2023.

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