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News Corp and OpenAI has signed a multi-year deal that will allow ChatGPT answer user prompts with content from the multinational company.
News Corp and OpenAI

News Corp and OpenAI, the tech company that created ChatGPT, have signed a multi-year content deal.

News Corp is a multinational media and publishing company founded by billionaire Rupert Murdoch. It owns several international and domestic titles including The Wall Street Journal, The Australian and news.com.au.

Under a new partnership, News Corp’s content will be used to respond to ChatGPT user questions and build OpenAI’s systems.

News Corp CEO Robert Thomson said the deal will “set new standards for veracity, for virtue and for value in the digital age”.

OpenAI

OpenAI was launched by Sam Altman and Tesla owner Elon Musk in 2015.

The company’s stated mission was to “benefit humanity as a whole”.

OpenAI is best known for launching the conversational bot ChatGPT, which can generate content like essays and poems from user prompts.

The technology has sparked global concerns about accuracy, security, and transparency.

News Corp and OpenAI

News Corp has agreed to let OpenAI use its content to support ChatGPT’s responses and enhance the knowledge of its AI database and systems.

News Corp said it’s also sharing its resources to ensure the “highest journalism standards” exist across OpenAI’s products.

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said the deal was a “proud moment”, adding that it was “setting the foundation for a future where AI deeply respects, enhances, and upholds the standards of world-class journalism”.

The specifics of the agreement haven’t been made public by News Corp or OpenAI.

However, News Corp publications have reported that the deal could be worth over $US250 million ($AU379m) over five years. This could be in the form of cash, and access for News Corp to use OpenAI systems across its own operations.

News Corp is also reporting that its content won’t become available on ChatGPT immediately after it is published.

AI and news content

News Corp is one of several publishers that’s signed a content deal with OpenAI. International political publication Politico, The Associated Press, and French newspaper Le Monde also have agreements with OpenAI.

Other publications, such as The New York Times, have launched legal action against OpenAI and Microsoft, which has invested billions in the AI company, for using their news content without permission. OpenAI denies these claims.

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