Enlarge / Reddit, a site that is chock-full of humans being every kind of human possible, will start charging larger businesses that want to train their Large Language Model AIs on its data. (credit: Getty Images)
If you’re a business training a large language model (LLM) AI and want it to learn from the u/420NarutoConspiracy subreddit, you’ll soon have to pay for that.
Steve Huffman, founder and CEO of social news and discussion aggregator Reddit, told The New York Times recently that it planned to charge companies accessing its API for the purpose of pulling its 18 years’ worth of content generated mostly by humans. Details on the new terms are available in a subsequent announcement post on Reddit.
The API would still be free to developers working on bots and other Reddit tools, and researchers working on academic or non-commercial projects. But simply mainlining Reddit’s conversations for AI training