OpenAI expands media ties with news partners for chatbot training

  • On March 13, OpenAI forged alliances with the media and publication businesses Prisa Media and Le Monde, aiming to enhance multilingual news delivery and model training for its chatbot.
  • Chief Operating Officer Brad Lightcap underscores OpenAI’s goal to support journalism through advanced AI tools, with a focus on delivering real-time, authoritative content.
  • While OpenAI expands collaborations with leading media entities globally, challenges persist in the integration of AI, including concerns over fake news and copyright infringement, as highlighted by the New York Times lawsuit.

OpenAI has announced new agreements in the media and entertainment sector, including with the Spanish media business Prisa Media and the French publication Le Monde.

OpenAI expands alliance

The ChatGPT developer announced collaborations on March 13, stating that they will assist in delivering news articles in French and Spanish, with the aim of providing “real-time, authoritative information to users” of their chatbot and aiding in model training.

Apart from Prisa Media and Le Monde, OpenAI claimed to have formed alliances with Spanish-language publications El País, Cinco Días, As, and El Huffpost.

According to Brad Lightcap, chief operating officer of OpenAI, The company is committed to assisting journalism, and it will use cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) tools to improve prospects for content producers.

Prisa Media’s chairman and CEO, Carlos Nunez, described the collaboration as a means of creating “new avenues” for audience interaction: “Leveraging ChatGPT’s capabilities allows us to present our in-depth, quality journalism in novel ways, reaching individuals who seek credible and independent content.”

Also read: OpenAI and Microsoft face lawsuits over AI copyright infringement

OpenAI’s collaborations and challenges

In early 2024, OpenAI disclosed that it was in negotiations to get news content licencing with prominent American media outlets, such as CNN, Fox, and Time Magazine.

Despite these partnerships, some media companies wrestle with AI in various capacities, such as combating fake news, deepfakes, and safeguarding copyrighted materials.

Also read: OpenAI ‘being hit in the throat’ by two authors?

In December 2023, the New York Times filed a lawsuit against OpenAI, claiming that the company had improperly used millions of NYT stories to train chatbots that answer queries for users.


Sylvia Shen

Sylvia Shen is an editorial assistant at Blue Tech Wave specialising in Fintech and Blockchain. She graduated from the University of California, Davis. Send tips to

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