Apple and publishers join forces to explore AI, says New York Times.

According to a report by the New York Times, Apple has been in talks with major news and publishing organizations to secure the rights to use their material in the development of its artificial intelligence (AI) systems. The company has reportedly offered multiyear deals worth at least $50 million to license news article archives. Some of the publishers that have been contacted by Apple include Condé Nast, NBC News, and IAC, which owns People, the Daily Beast, and Better Homes and Gardens. While some publishers were unenthusiastic about Apple’s offer, the tech giant sees potential in using AI to improve the functionality of its devices and services.

This move by Apple reflects the growing interest among tech companies in AI technology. Companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon have all been investing heavily in AI research and development. In particular, Apple has been focusing on using AI to enhance its digital assistant Siri and to improve the user experience on its devices. By partnering with news publishers, Apple hopes to gain access to a vast amount of content that can be used to train its AI systems and provide users with more personalized and relevant information.

This development also highlights the increasing importance of AI in the news and publishing industry. With the rise of digital media and the decline of traditional print newspapers, publishers are looking for new ways to monetize their content and reach new audiences. AI technology offers the