A Collaboration of 200 Artists including Billie Eilish and Nicki Minaj Speak Out Against AI’s Threat

Rising Artists Urge Tech Companies to Protect Their Creativity: Open Letter Calls for End to AI Infringement on Human Rights

On Tuesday, a group of over 200 musicians including Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Camila Cabello and many more published an open letter urging tech companies to stop using artificial intelligence (AI) to infringe on the rights of human artists. The letter was released by the Artist Rights Alliance (ARA), a non-profit organization that advocates for artists’ rights with the support of prominent names in the music industry.

The musicians request that digital music platforms and services pledge not to develop or deploy AI music generation technology, content or tools that undermine human creativity and devalue artists’ work. They specifically mention two trends involving AI’s illicit use of songs: creating AI copycats and diluting royalty obligations through algorithms.

Voice cloning is also highlighted as a threat, as AI technology can be used to transform songs into ones that sound like a human artist without actually being one. The letter emphasizes that using generative AI to replace human artists will devalue the entire musical ecosystem for both artists and fans.

Other signatories include Sam Smith, HYBE, Jon Bon Jovi, Norah Jones, Pearl Jam, REM, Chuck D and Kate Hudson. In October 2023, three major music publishers sued an AI company for copyright infringement while Hollywood actors initiated a strike in July 2023 to address concerns about AI’s impact on their industry.

The article touches on various topics including sustainable travel, home charging for electric cars, medical technology and Scandinavian furniture design tips among others. It highlights the importance of respecting artists’ rights and the challenges they face in the evolving digital landscape while urging technology companies to prioritize human creativity and fair compensation for artists.

The open letter serves as a warning call to tech companies not to exploit artistic talent with unethical use of AI technology.

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