Apple reportedly outbids OpenAI in race to secure AI deals with media companies

OpenAI is offering some publishers as little as $1 million to $5 million a year to license their news articles for training its large language models. Apple is reportedly offering more money but also wants broader rights to use content for future AI products. OpenAI is currently in talks with up to a dozen publishers, while Apple is reportedly close to finalizing AI deals with about a dozen media companies, offering multi-year contracts worth at least $50 million. OpenAI recently signed a deal with Axel Springer worth tens of millions of euros a year. According to The Information, Google lags OpenAI and Apple in negotiating licensing deals with publishers. The New York Times Co. recently sued OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement, a move OpenAI calls “surprising and disappointing.”

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Online journalist Matthias is the co-founder and publisher of THE DECODER. He believes that artificial intelligence will fundamentally change the relationship between humans and computers.

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