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A group of over 200 musicians, including Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, and Camila Cabello, have released an open letter to developers of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and technology companies. In the letter, they urge these companies to refrain from using AI technology to infringe upon and devalue the rights of human artists. The letter was published by the Artist Rights Alliance (ARA), a non-profit organization that advocates for artists’ rights.

The artists highlight two trends involving the illicit use of songs by AI companies: training and producing AI copycats, and diluting royalty obligations through the use of algorithms. They also mention voice cloning as a threat to human artists’ creativity and fair compensation. The letter emphasizes that the unethical use of generative AI to replace human artists will devalue the entire musical ecosystem for both artists and fans.

Other signatories of the letter 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 further highlighting the importance of protecting artists’ rights in the digital age. Hollywood actors also initiated a strike in July 2023 to address concerns about AI’s impact on their industry.

The article touches on various topics beyond just music industry issues such as sustainable travel tips, home charging for electric cars medical technology among others while emphasizing respecting artists’ rights in this evolving digital landscape and urging technology companies to prioritize human creativity fair compensation for musicians.

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