OpenAI, creator of ChatGPT, signs an agreement with AP to license the news

NEW YORK (AP) ChatGPT maker OpenAI and The Associated Press said Thursday they have struck a deal with the AI ​​company to license AP’s news archive.

The deal sees OpenAI license part of AP’s text archive, while AP will leverage OpenAI’s technology and product expertise, the two organizations said in a joint statement.

The price of the transaction was not disclosed.

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OpenAI and other tech companies have to ingest large amounts of written works, such as books, news articles, and social media chatter, to improve their AI systems known as large language models. Last years release of ChatGPT detonated a boom into generative AI products that can create new passages of text, images and other media.

The tools have raised concerns about their propensity for spewing hard-to-notice falsehoods due to the system’s strong grasp of grammar and human language. They also raised questions about the extent to which news organizations and others whose writings, artworks, music or other work was used to train AI models should be compensated.

Together with news organizations, book authors have demanded compensation for their work used to train AI systems. More than 4,000 writers — including Nora Roberts, Margaret Atwood, Louise Erdrich and Jodi Picoult signed a letter late last month to the CEOs of OpenAI, Google, Microsoft, Meta and other AI developers accusing them of exploitative practices in building chatbots that mimic and regurgitate their language, style and ideas. Some novelists e comedian Sarah Silverman they also sued OpenAI for copyright infringement.

We are pleased that OpenAI recognizes that fact-based and unbiased news content is essential to this evolving technology and respects the value of our intellectual property, said a written statement from Kristin Heitmann, senior vice president and chief revenue officer, AP. AP strongly supports a framework that ensures intellectual property protection and that content creators are fairly rewarded for their work.

The two companies said they are also looking into potential use cases for generative AI in news products and services, though they did not provide specific details. OpenAI and AP both believe in the responsible creation and use of these AI systems, the statement said.

The AP Agreement is invaluable to a company like OpenAI because it provides a treasure trove of material they can use for training purposes and is also a hedge against losing access to the material due to lawsuits that have threatened their access to the material, said Nick Diakopoulos, a professor of communication studies and computer science at Northwestern University.

To protect yourself from how the courts might decide, maybe you want to go out and sign licensing agreements so you have legal access to the material you’ll need, Diakopoulos said.

The AP does not currently use any generative AI in its news, but it has used other forms of AI for nearly a decade, including to automate corporate earnings reports and recap some sporting events. It also runs a program that helps local news organizations incorporate AI into their operations, and recently launched an AI-powered image archive search.


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