The News Industry’s Complex Relationship with OpenAI: A Look Inside the Negotiations

The biggest players in the U.S. media industry have been in confidential discussions with OpenAI regarding the price and terms of licensing content to the artificial intelligence company. The New York Times has sued OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement, claiming that its content was used without permission. The Times and other news organizations, including Gannett, News Corp, and IAC, have been discussing deals with OpenAI. The News/Media Alliance is also in talks with OpenAI. Microsoft, which is OpenAI’s biggest investor, has also had discussions. Companies like OpenAI and Microsoft are seeking licensing deals with news organizations to train A.I. systems for producing humanlike prose. The talks have been complicated by the rapid development of artificial intelligence applications in the marketplace. OpenAI stated that it respects the rights of content creators and believes they should benefit from A.I. technology. Additionally, news publishers are wary of selling their content too cheaply. Some news organizations have already struck deals with OpenAI. Axel Springer has signed a multiyear deal worth more than $10 million per year. On the other hand, Bloomberg and The Washington Post have not been in negotiations with OpenAI. Despite the tension, some publishing executives see the potential upsides of A.I. and the news industry as “increasingly co-dependent”.

News

Moms Managing Girl Influencers: A Marketplace Stalked by Men

Elissa began receiving threatening messages early last year from a person calling themselves “Instamodelfan” targeting her daughter’s Instagram account. Despite having over 100,000 followers, the account has been under scrutiny for potentially exploiting children in exchange for money. However, the issue runs deeper than that. Research from The New York Times found that the platform […]

Read More
News

Insights from The Times’s Investigation of Child Influencers

Instagram maintains the 13-year-old minimum age for accounts, but parents can take control, largely for their daughters’ ambitions to become influencers. Parents initiate their child’s modeling career or gain favor from clothing brands, but a dark subculture emerges, controlled by men attracted to minors, as per The New York Times. The emergence of mom-run profiles […]

Read More
News

Rising Threat: China’s Growing Cyber Espionage and the New Vulnerability

Beijing’s Networks Expanding Hacking Efforts China has spread its hacking reach with new tools that exploit computer vulnerabilities and a network of contracted vendors. The large scale of China’s hacking operations poses a significant threat, with the FBI reporting China’s hacking program to be larger than all major nations combined. The U.S. has tracked consistent […]

Read More