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Billie Eilish, Pearl Jam, 200 artists say AI poses threat to their livelihoods

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Over 200 artists, including Billie Eilish and Pearl Jam, have signed an open letter by the Artist Rights Alliance calling out AI's existential threat to musicians’ livelihoods. They argue generative AI devalues artists' rights and could lead to diminished royalties, affecting many who depend on fair compensation for their work.

  • Artists such as Billie Eilish and Pearl Jam have signed the open letter.
  • The letter warns AI could 'degrade the value of our work'.
  • AI models like Google's Lyria are training on copyrighted music.
  • AI-generated music's quality has been improving steadily.
  • Historically, tech like synthesizers also initially sparked concern.