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The FT strikes a deal with Open AI, will allow summaries based on its content

The Financial Times has struck a content deal with OpenAI, reports the paper's AI reporter Madhumita Murgia:

Under the terms of the deal, the FT will license its material to the ChatGPT maker to help develop generative AI technology that can create text, images and code indistinguishable from human creations. The agreement also allows ChatGPT to respond to questions with short summaries from FT articles, with links back to This means that the chatbot’s 100mn users worldwide can access FT reporting through ChatGPT, while providing a route back to the original source material.

It will be particularly interesting to see how that final detail -- a "route back to the original source material" -- is implemented. Murgia notes that the FT is the fifth major news publisher to come to an agreement with OpenAI, following similar pacts from "similar agreements with the US-based Associated Press, Germany’s Axel Springer, France’s Le Monde and Spain’s Prisa Media."

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