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Google Signs Licensing Deal to Train Its AI Models on Reddit Content

Social media platform Reddit has struck a cope with Google to make its content material obtainable for coaching the search engine big’s synthetic intelligence fashions, three individuals accustomed to the matter stated.

The contract with Alphabet-owned Google is value about $60 million (roughly Rs. 497 crore) per yr, in keeping with one of many sources.

The deal underscores how Reddit, which is making ready for a high-profile inventory market launch, is looking for to generate new income amid fierce competitors for promoting {dollars} from the likes of TikTok and Meta Platform’s Fb.

The sources weren’t approved to talk to media and declined to be recognized.

Reddit and Google declined to remark.

Bloomberg beforehand reported Reddit’s content material deal with out naming the client.

Final yr, Reddit stated it will cost corporations for entry to its utility programming interface (API) – the means by which it distributes its content material. The settlement with Google is its first reported cope with a giant AI firm.

San Francisco-based Reddit, which has been a inventory float for greater than three years, is making ready to make its preliminary public providing submitting this week, which might element its financials for the primary time to potential IPO buyers.

The submitting could possibly be obtainable as early as Thursday, two of the sources stated.

The corporate, which was valued at about $10 billion (roughly Rs. 82,897 crore) in a funding spherical in 2021, is looking for to promote about 10 % of its shares within the providing, Reuters has beforehand reported. 

Reddit’s inventory market launch would mark the primary IPO of a significant social media firm since Pinterest floated its shares in 2019.

Makers of AI fashions have been busy clinching offers with content material homeowners in latest months, aiming to diversify their coaching knowledge past massive scrapes of the web. That observe is rife with potential copyright points as many content material creators have alleged that their content material was used with out permission.

Based in 2005 by internet developer Steve Huffman and entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, Reddit is thought for its manifold area of interest dialogue teams, a few of which boast tens of tens of millions of members.

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