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OpenAI and Reddit Enter into a Partnership

OpenAI partners with Reddit to bring its content to ChatGPT.

Takeaway Points

  • OpenAI and Reddit enter into a partnership.
  • The aim of the partnership is to bring Reddit content to ChatGPT.
  • OpenAI will become a Reddit advertising partner.

Why did openAI and Reddit partner?

OpenAI and Reddit announced on Thursday that they have partnered. The aim of the partnership is to bring Reddit content to ChatGPT and other benefits to the two companies’ user communities.

Reddit explained that his partnership is consistent with other content arrangements and does not change its Data API Terms or Developer Terms, meaning that content accessed through Reddit’s Data API cannot be used for commercial purposes without Reddit’s approval. 

Brad Lightcap, OpenAI COO, said they are excited about the partnership with Reddit.

“We are thrilled to partner with Reddit to enhance ChatGPT with uniquely timely and relevant information, and to explore the possibilities to enrich the Reddit experience with AI-powered features,” Brad said.

Steve Huffman, Reddit Co-Founder and CEO, said Reddit is one of the internet’s largest open archives, where people look for anything and everything. By bringing their content to ChatGPt, it will help people to find more of what they are looking for.

“Reddit has become one of the internet’s largest open archives of authentic, relevant, and always up to date human conversations about anything and everything. Including it in ChatGPT upholds our belief in a connected internet, helps people find more of what they’re looking for, and helps new audiences find community on Reddit,” Steve said.

The Benefits of the Partnership

According to the report, OpenAI will bring Reddit content to ChatGPT and new products, helping users discover and engage with Reddit communities. To do so, OpenAI will access Reddit’s Data API, which provides real-time, structured, and unique content from Reddit. This will enable OpenAI’s AI tools to better understand and showcase Reddit content, especially on recent topics.

Reddit will be able to bring new AI-powered features to redditors and mods, build on OpenAI’s platform of AI models to bring its powerful vision to life, and OpenAI will become a Reddit advertising partner, the company said.

About Reddit

Reddit is a platform for thousands of communities where people engage in conversations or post breaking news, sports, TV fan theories, etc.

It was founded in 2005, and currently it has 82 million+ daily active uniques, 306 million+ weekly active uniques, 100 million+ active communities, and 16 billion+ Posts and Comments.

On Tuesday, Reddit introduced new tools to make hosting and participating in AMAs (aka ask me anything) easier and more fun.

According to Reddit, for hosting AMAs, hosts can now: schedule and promote AMAs in advance, include guest collaborators and easily inform participants of the official close of AMAs.

For participating in AMAs, participants can now: RSVP via a new button and receive reminders beforehand, and when AMAs start, sort by answered versus unanswered questions, allowing them to get to exactly what they’re looking for. 

About OpenAI

OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company with the aim of ensuring that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity. On Nov 30, 2022, it introduced ChatGPT.

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