Financial Times, OpenAI ink deal to use FT archives in ChatGPT

The Financial Times and OpenAI, the US developer of artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT, have signed a partnership and licensing agreement.

The two companies announced the deal on Monday.

The deal allows ChatGPT to tap into the newspaper's archives to learn to generate output.

The Financial Times says, "Through the partnership, ChatGPT users will be able to see select attributed summaries, quotes and rich links" to the paper's journalism in response to relevant queries.

The Financial Times operates under the umbrella of Japan's Nikkei.

The move followed similar deals made with OpenAI by the Associated Press and Germany's Axel Springer, both major Western media companies.

On the other hand, the New York Times sued OpenAI and Microsoft last December for the unauthorized use of its articles to train their artificial intelligence programs. Microsoft is OpenAI's business partner.