Google’s AI Model Gemini Spurs Fresh Concerns Among Publishers

Blocking AI crawlers could blind Google to publishers' content

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Google’s release of large language model Gemini this week has publishers troubled about its potential to further impact revenue dynamics in an industry already grappling with volatility.

In a press call with reporters, questions were raised about datasets used to train Gemini, with Google executives declining to share specific details, including whether any were licensed from third parties, according to TechCrunch. But that’s just one of several questions industry execs have.

“I’m not aware of any publishers being approached about using their content for this,” said Danielle Coffey, president and CEO of nonprofit trade association News/Media Alliance.



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