News Corp strikes deal with OpenAI to share content, ‘journalistic expertise’

Media conglomerate News Corp has struck a deal with OpenAI to share content from the company’s various media properties with the artificial intelligence company.

The multiyear agreement, announced Wednesday, will mean OpenAI has permission to display content from News Corp mastheads, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Post and The Sunday Times in response to user questions.

The goal of the partnership is to “enhance” OpenAI’s products, the company said, “with the ultimate objective of providing people the ability to make informed choices based on reliable information and news sources.”

News Corp, in announcing the deal, also said it will “share journalistic expertise to help ensure the highest journalism standards are present across OpenAI’s offering.”

“We are delighted to have found principled partners in Sam Altman and his trusty, talented team who understand the commercial and social significance of journalists and journalism,” Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp, said in a statement. “This landmark accord is not an end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship in which we are jointly committed to creating and delivering insight and integrity instantaneously.”

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The agreement between News Corp and OpenAI comes on the heels of lawsuits from other news organizations that have alleged the tech company is violating copyright law by using their articles to train the program.

Last year, OpenAI signed a deal with The Associated Press for it to license their archive of news stories.

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