“The archives of The New York Times (or the Associated Press) are vastly more valuable to a future ChatGPT than any collection of Gannett local papers can be.”

– Joshua Benton

NeimanLab describes a new turn in journalism companies seeking compensation from AI providers. Earlier reports indicated efforts were underway for “key publishers” to band together and negotiate big licensing fees in return for access to their data.

The latest development suggests The New York Times will do unilateral deals for its content.

Associated Press earlier announced an agreement with OpenAI, the first AI company to release its large language model, ChatGPT, to the public.


The New York Times wants to go its own way on AI licensing | NEIMAN LAB | August 14, 2023 | by Joshua Benton