OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, and the German media company Axel Springer announced yesterday that they will begin a collaboration, which means that OpenAI will pay Axel Springer to feed OpenAI’s models with news texts from Axel Springer’s publications.

OpenAI Begins Collaboration with Media House Axel Springer

Axel Springer owns, among other things, Business Insider and Politico in the USA, as well as the German magazines Bild and Welt. In addition to training OpenAI’s AI models, OpenAI will also be able to provide users of, for example, ChatGPT with news from Axel Springer’s publications in real-time. Brad Lightcap, Chief Operating Officer of OpenAI, says about the new partnership:

This partnership with Axel Springer will help provide people with new ways to access quality, real-time news content through our AI tools. We are deeply committed to working with publishers and creators around the world and ensuring they benefit from advanced AI technology and new revenue models.

What OpenAI pays to use the news from Axel Springer’s publications has not yet been disclosed by either company. However, Bloomberg writes that OpenAI will have to pay tens of millions of euros over the next three years for the collaboration with Axel Springer.

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