Coalition to protect human creators’ rights forms as London throws first AI powered rave
The Human Artistry Campaign has announced the launch of a new coalition that is urging artificial intelligence (AI) to consider human “creators’ interests”. The coalition consists of over 40 industries including music, entertainment, sports and literature. It aims to protect “human creativity” and requires that AI requires permission from copyright owners and adheres to existing laws on intellectual property. According to Mixmag, the coalition of over 40 industries believes that the use of AI must be done responsibly and with respect for the artists, performers, and creatives who have shaped our history and will shape the next chapters of human experience.
Meanwhile, East London nightclub The Glove That Fits hosted the world’s first “AI-rave” named “Algorhythm” last month. The event used the AI app Mubert as the DJ, playing AI-generated techno beats, but it received mixed reviews from attendees. While one party-goer said the music was “just a generic bop,” another said it was “fun to dance to”. The CEO of Mubert, Paul Zgordan, said he wants to save musicians’ jobs by using AI in music creation. However, he added that music is more complex than language, and so technology is not yet advanced enough to create something as sophisticated as ChatGPT.
The Human Artistry Campaign coalition highlights the complicated copyright issues surrounding AI’s use or replication of artists’ work. As new technologies emerge and enter such central aspects of our existence, it must be done responsibly and with respect for the irreplaceable artists, performers, and creatives who have shaped our history and will shape the next chapters of human experience. The use of AI in music creation has both potential and risks to the creative community, and it’s crucial that it’s done right so that we don’t lose the artistic magic that only humans can create.