AI continues to cause countless dilemmas around how much it should be used and how it should be used. These new technologies are beginning to take over more and more human spaces and the threat has reached the Recording Academy and its parameters to decide on the Grammy awards.
The recording academy is making several changes to the Grammy Awards, including a rule that “only human creators” can win the music industry’s highest honor in a decision targeting the use of artificial intelligence in popular music.
“A work that does not contain human authorship is not eligible under any category,” they said, according to new Artificial Intelligence (AI) Protocols released Friday.
‘Only human creators can win Grammy’, Recording Academy on AI
The rule was established after the semi-annual meeting of the academy’s board of directors last month, where it was determined that works that present elements of AI are eligible, provided that a human creator be responsible for a “significant” contribution to the music and/or letter.
“The human authorship component of the submitted work must be significant,” the new requirements say.
The news comes shortly after Paul MCCARTNEY announced on Tuesday that a “last Beatles record” had been completed using artificial intelligence extracting the voice of John Lennon from an old model. At that time, she described the artificial intelligence as “a bit scary, but exciting,” adding: “We’ll have to see where that leads.”
In addition to the AI rule, the Recording Academy announced that changes have been made to other categories. Now, to earn an album of the year nomination, a music creator must represent at least the 20 percent of the job. That includes all artists credited, featured artists, songwriters, producers, engineers, mixers and mastering engineers, and differs from a decision made in 2021, which allowed anyone working on the album to receive a nomination.
The number of possible nominees in the “big four” categories (Best New Artist, as well as Album, Song, and Record of the Year) has dropped from 10 to eight.
Previously, to be nominated for the “best music film” category, 50 percent of the film had to be based on performance. The Recording Academy has lifted that requirement.
The change better reflects the evolution of the music documentary format, often a collection of real and archival material, such as billie eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry by Apple TV. Biographical films and dramatic features are not yet eligible.
Also eligible are: “Individual, music-focused music videos that together create a visual album (if the videos are entered together as a cohesive film),” evidence of a trend spearheaded by the film Lemonade by Beyonce from 2016, and explored across genres, such as in If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power from Halsey released in 2021.
The Recording Academy also announced that the award for best solo of improvised jazz has been renamed for best jazz performance, and for best music album regional mexican (including Tejano) has been renamed Best Mexican Music Album (including Tejano). To qualify in the latter category, 50 percent of the lyrics must be sung in Spanish, or the majority of the musical content must reflect a traditional style of Mexican musicsuch as banda, norteña, corridos, grupera, mariachi, ranchera, sierreña, jarocha, huasteca and huapango.
Those changes follow the addition of three new categories, announced Tuesday: Best Recording of pop dance, best African music performance and best alternative jazz album.
OpenAI CEO warns of the danger that Artificial Intelligence can cause humanity
Although humanity is amazed to recognize new experiences through technology, throughout science fiction we have had many warnings of what it would mean to exceed the search for innovation.
Recently, Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI and creator of ChatGPT, during the Congress of the United States, was concerned about the way in which these inventions begin to be used and the capacity of scope that they have. “My worst fear is that we will cause significant damage to the world,” he told those present.
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‘Only human creators can win the Grammy’, AI Academy