Graph showing a the number of websites blocking AI bots.

Evolution of AI Bot Blocking on News Websites

The training of Large Language Models and their subsequent use in AI chatbots require access to vast amounts of data, often scraped from various online sources, including news websites. This data is crucial for the bots to understand and generate human-like text. However, this practice of data scraping seems to have raised concerns among news websites. AI systems like ChatGPT can be seen as potential competitors in the news business. When chatbots are asked about current events, they can generate answers that rely on data from news websites....

April 6, 2024 ยท Peter Krantz