Apple wants to train its generative AI with news articles worth $50 million

Apple veut entraîner son IA générative avec des articles de presse d'une valeur de 50 millions de dollars

Apple's foray into artificial intelligence appears to be supported by a recent report, which claims the company offered $50 million in multi-year licensing deals with news publishers to train their models of artificial intelligence.

According to the New York Times, Apple has begun negotiations in recent weeks with major news outlets and publications, seeking permission to use their hardware in the development of the company's generative artificial intelligence systems. , according to four people familiar with the discussions.

The tech giant has offered multi-year deals worth at least $50 million to license the archive of news articles, said the people with knowledge of the discussions, who spoke under the covered by anonymity in order to preserve the confidentiality of the negotiations.

News companies contacted by Apple include Condé Nast, publisher of Vogue and The New Yorker, NBC News and IAC, which owns People, The Daily Beast and Better Homes and Gardens.

However, it is unclear whether Apple was able to negotiate a license for the publishers' archives. The report notes that some “publishers contacted by Apple showed little enthusiasm for the proposal.”

While OpenAI, Google and other tech companies are developing real-time generative AI tools, Apple has remained very quiet in this area. Mark Gurman has long reported on an “Apple GPT” chatbot developed by the company.