Pearl Jam, Billie Eilish and many more signed open letter against AI

More than 200 members of the music industry — including Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Billie Eilish & Peter Frampton — have signed an open letter stating that AI will degrade the value of human artistry and prevent fair compensation if left unchecked.

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Under the call to stop devaluing music, the letter states, “Some of the biggest and most powerful companies are, without permission, using our work to train AI models. These efforts are directly aimed at replacing the work of human artists with massive quantities of AI-created ‘sounds’ and ‘images’ that substantially dilute the royalty pools that are paid out to artists.