According to The New York Times, Apple has reached out to several significant publishers in an attempt to strike agreements that would enable the Cupertino company to train its generative artificial intelligence systems on news content.
Apple has reached out to Condé Nast, NBC News, and IAC, intending to secure multi-year agreements. IAC owns magazines like People, The Spruce, Serious Eats, Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, Entertainment Weekly, and Better Homes & Gardens. At the same time, Condé Nast publishes Vogue, Wired, Vanity Fair, Ars Technica, Glamour, The New Yorker, and GQ, among others.
Proposed agreements, which would enable Apple to license news article archives, have a minimum value of $50 million. According to The New York Times, some publishers were “lukewarm” about Apple’s offer.
Apart from the copyright concerns associated with the widespread extraction of internet content, ChatGPT has also been under fire for the integrity of the data it occasionally presents. Apple might produce a more dependable product using a customized data set to train an AI model.
According to the New York Times, Apple executives have reportedly been “debating” how to obtain the data required for generative AI products. Apple’s emphasis on privacy has prevented it from wanting to get information from the internet.