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Protecting Your Content in the Age of AI

Protecting Your Content in the Age of AI

Introduction The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has brought about a myriad of opportunities and challenges, especially for newspaper publishers who are increasingly moving their operations online. One of the most pressing issues is the protection of copyrighted content from AI web crawlers like OpenAI’s GPTBot. In this blog post, we’ll explore the current landscape, how publishers are responding, and what you can do to safeguard your content. The Current […]

Understanding Intellectual Property in the AI Era

Understanding Intellectual Property in the AI Era

In an era where artificial intelligence (AI) shapes industries and drives innovation, intellectual property (IP) policies are at the forefront of national security, economic growth, and technological leadership. The recent lawsuits involving authors and digital artists suing tech developers over generative AI technology highlight the complexities and challenges in this field. National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Executives and academic leaders of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) […]

How Our-Hometown Helps Publishers Prevent Website Scraping for AI Training Models

How Our-Hometown Helps Publishers Prevent Website Scraping for AI Training Models

Our-Hometown is dedicated to helping local newspaper publishers across the country protect their digital content. As large language models powered by artificial intelligence continue expanding, our publishing clients face mounting threats of unauthorized scraping and reuse of their articles for AI training databases. At Our-Hometown, we’ve implemented multiple technical safeguards to combat this emerging risk. For customer websites we host and manage, Our-Hometown starts by offering comprehensive paywalls or requiring […]

The AI Revolution Hits the Newsroom

The AI Revolution Hits the Newsroom

Introduction A report from the London School of Economics, “AI & Journalism: New powers, new responsibilities” provides a comprehensive look at how news organizations around the world are adopting artificial intelligence technologies. The Journalism AI Report was compiled by Charlie Beckett, founding director of Polis, and surveyed over 70 media companies in 32 countries about their use and views on AI. It found that while AI is already deeply embedded […]

Kevin Slimp: Fixing Problems Before They Appear on the Page

Kevin Slimp: Fixing Problems Before They Appear on the Page

The following guest column was contributed by our friend and partner Kevin Slimp of the Kevin Slimp Webinar Series. My friend, Kari, wrote to me from her newspaper in Indiana this morning. Her message reminded me of the questions I received daily when doing I.T. work for newspaper groups a decade or two ago. Her email went something like this: “The PDF file of this page looks perfect, but the […]

The AI Dilemma: What You Need to Know About Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin’s Latest Work

The AI Dilemma: What You Need to Know About Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin’s Latest Work

We recently released a video commentary on the presentation “The AI Dilemma,” being given by Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin on some of the possible negative impacts of the rapid deployment of generative AI tools. They are two of the co-founders of the Center for Humane Technology, a tech watchdog group that raised alarms about social media and its impact on society. They are also the hosts of the podcast […]

Feature Update: Standard vs Contextual Search Results

Feature Update: Standard vs Contextual Search Results

Our engineers have recently released an update that gives publishers more control over how your website’s Search Results are displayed, allowing you to toggle between “Standard” or “Contextual” search results. So what are Standard and Contextual search results? By default, our websites utilize Contextual Search Results. This means that when a visitor enters a term in the search box, the search results are displayed in a way that highlights the […]

LIVE WEBINAR: Protecting Your Content from AI on September 21st

LIVE WEBINAR: Protecting Your Content from AI on September 21st

Our-Hometown will be hosting a LIVE WEBINAR on Protecting Your Content from AI next month on September 21st at 2PM Eastern. With so much focus lately on new AI technologies and the limitless potential they represent for news publishers, one negative that has often gone overlooked is the risk of AI scraping your content without your permission. One way that AI language models train themselves to remain current is to […]

Unraveling the AI Dilemma | OHT Commentary

Unraveling the AI Dilemma | OHT Commentary

In the ever-evolving digital landscape, the role of artificial intelligence (AI) has become a topic of intense discussion and scrutiny. This video commentary delves into this complex issue, offering a unique perspective on the potential dangers of AI, particularly in relation to the effects of social media.

Reverse Publishing AI Generated Content | OHT Webinar Replay

Reverse Publishing AI Generated Content | OHT Webinar Replay

In this live webinar replay Matt and Christopher discuss Reverse Publishing and its benefits for publishers as well as the efficiency gains of using AI generated content and images. The demonstration includes the AI Engine plugin for WordPress and how to create an article from a prompt, how to steer the AI and finally generating a featured image for the article.

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