SORKIN Can I ask you an interesting IP issue…one of the things about training on data is the idea that these things are not being trained on peoples copyrighted information historically, that’s been the concept.
MUSK That’s a huge lie.
SORKIN Say that again?
MUSK These AIs are all trained on copyrighted data, obviously.
SORKIN So you think it’s a lie when OpenAI says…none of these guys say they are training on copyrighted data?
MUSK That’s a lie.
SORKIN A straight up lie.
MUSK A straight up lie. 100%. Obviously it’s been trained on copyrighted data.
Insight into AI Training from an Expert – Music Technology Policy
Art In The Age Of Optimization – by Dan Sheehan:
In fact, fans love to tout AI art’s accessibility, saying that now anyone can be an artist. Unsurprisingly, this claim seems more focused on art as a product than it is on art as a practice. And that love of accessibility does not seem to extend to social services, public spaces, or anything beyond the automation of skill based professions.
So the company line becomes, “we want art to be for everyone,” while the obvious goal remains the same as every other big tech attempt at optimization: to make money. No one truly believes that the goal here is to make art better or more accessible, right? Are people actually looking at this stuff and feeling like they’re at the dawn of a new age rather than the beginning of the end? The ideal outcome for these companies is to provide a service that makes it so that when some tech guy needs an image of an astronaut looking at the moon to promote his new NFT, he doesn’t have to talk to (or more importantly: pay) anyone to get it. Like the vast majority of silicon valley’s latest contributions to the world, the only thing this seeks to actually optimize is exploitation. So why does everyone seem so excited about it?
I added the emphasis.
Please read the entire post. I think it is brilliant.
Slashdot | Are My Ideas Being Stolen? If So, What Then?
Geeks are funny. Welcome to our world.
Lawrence Lessing’s ‘Remix’ For The Hybrid Economy : NPR
Fresh Air from WHYY, December 22, 2008
In his new book Remix, law professor Lawrence Lessig explores the changing landscape of intellectual property in the digital age — and argues that antiquated copyright laws should be updated.
Agree with some of it, disagree with some of it (((see this entry for example – the long tail simply isn’t happening)))… but good food for thought and it’s a pleasure to listen to Prof. Lessig’s clear speaking.
Is it just me or do these words found on a UK news site smack of music-nationalism? Does it sell ads? Is it wide-spread? Is it contagious? Does it matter? Am I too sensitive about this issue and this is just a little home-band pride and not music-nationalism?
Coldplay sued by Joe Satriani for copyright infringement
On the one hand, you have Satriani’s six-and-a-half-minute instrumental from 2004, with cheese-ball guitar wailing, moments of shredding, and long bouts of soloing. On the other hand, you have Viva La Vida: Eno-produced, Grammy-nominated, full of strings, church bells, drum rolls, chorales. And a sort of harpsichord solo. Certainly Viva La Vida is cheese-ball as well – but it feels more cheddar than Dairylea.
(Via Guardian Unlimited Music)
Not sure what Dairylea is, but this is their website.
And, just for the record, I don’t like either Satriani or Coldplay.
Damn, will this ever end? Here is another contender for the same song. (Thanks LR)
Carlos Santana talks tech – CNET News
CNET’s Kara Tsuboi interviews rock legend Carlos Santana about how technology may erode musical creativity, why he agrees with Metallica’s view on copyright protection, and the gadget he can’t live without.
I love his Supermarket example… when eggs and milk are free for me, then music can be free for you… or to that effect. And the plumber quote wasn’t bad either. :)