“Some discussions currently involve trying to find a pricing model for news content used as training data for AI models. One number that had been discussed by publishers is $5mn-$20mn a year, according to an industry executive.”

– Semaphor

News publishers are discussing compensation from generative AI providers, reports Semaphor. They say publishers talking “with at least one of the companies” include News Corp., The New York Times, The Guardian, and Axel Springer. The AI-driven product companies named are Google, OpenAI, Microsoft, and Adobe.


AI and media companies negotiate landmark deals over news content
SEMAPHOR | June 17, 2023 | by Cristina Criddle, Madhumita Murgia, Daniel Thomas, Anna Nicolaou , Laura Pitel