Recently, Apple has made a decision that could change the landscape of news and Artificial Intelligence: the company is in talks with giant news publishers to use their content in training their AI.
Which editors? Well, among these editors we find Vogue, The New Yorker, NBC News and many others. However, it must be clarified that not everyone agrees. This news is particularly interesting given that other Silicon Valley giants, such as Google and Facebook, have had problems with some news publishers for demanding remuneration for using their editorial content.
The situation is further complicated by recent clashes between news publishers and AI companies. Big names like The New York Times and The Washinton Post have blocked bots from accessing their sites, and copyright has become a hot topic.
However, not everything is negative. If Apple manages to close these deals, it could mean a breakthrough for AI. By having legal access to the news, Apple’s AI would not only be well informed, but also updated in real time. This would be a huge advance, especially compared to the outdated databases that are often used.
On the other hand, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, has hinted that they are working on something big in the field of AI, although he has not named any details. With competitors like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Microsoft Copilot, and Google Bard, Apple has a lot of catching up to do.
With a reported investment of $50 million in publisher deals, Apple aims to keep up with its competitors.
Is this the future of how we interact with the news? Namely. What is estimated is that by 2032, the AI industry will reach a market value of 1.3 trillion dollars, a sign of the enormous potential of this technology.
Featured image credits: Juan José Leiva – Generated with AI.