POLITICO’s parent company Axel Springer announced Wednesday it is partnering with the artificial intelligence company OpenAI to “strengthen independent journalism in the age of artificial intelligence.”
Under the new global partnership, the first of its kind, users of OpenAI’s ChatGPT will have access to summaries of “selected global news content” from Axel Springer’s brands, which include POLITICO, Business Insider, and German media outlets Welt and Bild. The articles, including paid content, will be linked to in ChatGPT’s answers.
“We are excited to have shaped this global partnership between Axel Springer and OpenAI — the first of its kind,” Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer, said. “We want to explore the opportunities of AI empowered journalism — to bring quality, societal relevance and the business model of journalism to the next level.”
As part of the deal, OpenAI will use Axel Springer content to train its large language models. Axel Springer is the first publishing house globally to partner with OpenAI “on a deeper integration of journalism in AI technologies,” according to OpenAI’s statement.
“This partnership with Axel Springer will help provide people with new ways to access quality, real-time news content through our AI tools,” Brad Lightcap, COO of OpenAI, said. “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.”