AI Copyright: 471B Melodies Thwarting ‘Human Creativity’

Mar 12, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

These legal technology experts copyrighted 471 billion melodies. As machines generate text, images, and music, can machine-generated works be "original" and "copyrightable"? Should humans get a 100+ year monopoly on melodies that machines generate at 300,000 melodies per second? Examining creativity and code, can mere “human selection” morph the “unoriginal” into “creative”? How about hybrid machine-human collaboration? And can AI-generated works be truly "creative" — or merely mimic the past? Join this session for lawyers and tech enthusiasts to decode the future of music, creativity, and AI.

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