Take the Cash or Fight? Media Moguls Split on AI Deals

February 15, 2024

Those sentences and several other paragraphs were copied directly from the pages of the paper and then regurgitated by the AI system, per the lawsuit. At a London event last spring, IAC chairman Barry Diller touted a consortium of publishers to take on the AI firms. On the question of where IAC is at regarding discussion with the AI firms: “We are both still discussing and still contemplating litigation,” he says. Diller may have a secret weapon in his talks, owing to the fact that OpenAI CEO Sam Altman sits on the Expedia Group board, of which Diller is chairman. “We would much prefer to get license deals done, but if we don’t, we will go the route of the Times,” he says.