• Not A Bot
  • Posts
  • 🏆 No Grammy’s for AI music

🏆 No Grammy’s for AI music

PLUS: Workers are hiding their AI productivity hacks from bosses.

New here? Welcome to NAB, and make sure to subscribe for more!

Happy Tuesday, fellow humans. 👋

Hope everyone has a great short work week.

Let’s dive into it…

Have anything you’d like to share with over 40k subscribers? 

🧵 In today's edition:

  • 📜 Google’s Policy on AI Content

  • 🏆 No Grammy’s for AI music

  • 🇪🇺 Europe’s AI Hub

  • 🤑 AI Fundraising News

🤖 Top AI News

📜 Google’s Policy on AI Content

As companies look to navigate the unchartered waters of AI policy, it becomes more critical for them to understand how they handle AI content internally.

At Search Central Live Tokyo 2023, Google discussed how they plan to deal with AI-generated content and the importance of E-A-T (Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness) - their “quality rater guideline.”

However, they have not yet established a strict policy on dealing with AI content and are leaving it up to publishers to decide if they want to label their AI content.

Google also recommends having a human editor review AI-generated content before publishing. The search engine emphasizes the importance of natural content, which is ranked higher by algorithms and signals based on human-written content.

Overall: As AI grows in prominence, companies will have to develop rounded policies that suitably protect their products' consumers.

And thinking about it now, in AI’s relatively nascent years, it seems like the right time to do it.

🏆 No Grammy’s for AI music

I always had a feeling Footloose was based on true events.

Only instead of dancing, the focus of this ban is AI music.

The Recording Academy has announced new rules for the Grammy Awards with a big focus on culling AI-generated music that has recently seen a rise in popularity.

They stipulate that "only human creators" can win the highest honor in music and require that a human creator is responsible for a "meaningful" contribution to the music and/or lyrics.

The Academy also announced changes to other categories, including requirements for album of the year nominations, decreased nominees in the "Big Four" categories, and adding three new categories.

Looks like Weeknd & Drake’s collab “Heart on my sleeve” will not be nominated for a Grammy anytime soon.

Read more: Euro News

🇪🇺 Europe’s AI Hub

There seems to be an internal war brewing in Europe regarding which country will be the AI Hub of Europe.

Last week, U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in the past week made his pitch for Britain to become a global AI center.

This week, France entered the mix, with President Emmanuel Macron pledging to invest heavily in AI to make France the hub of AI in Europe.

At the Viva Tech event in Paris, President Macron claimed he wanted to bridge the gap between frenemies US and China in the AI industry with the backing of French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and Digital Minister Jean-Noel Barrot.

France is also BIG on AI regulation, which they hope to achieve by rallying the G7 group (including U.S. and Britain) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Overall: I don’t think there is a wrong choice here re: who gets to be the European AI hub. But it all comes down to who can responsibly accelerate AI advancement.

Read more: CNBC

🤑 AI Fundraising News

Durham University's Energy Institute received £1.84M as part of UK’s Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) £13M funding to use innovative physics-informed AI solutions to enable Virtual Power Plants (VPP) that could enhance grid resilience when facing the threat of natural hazards and extreme weather events.

🗞️ Byte size: AI article summaries

Disclaimer: AI is (partially) used to summarize these articles.

IBM Expands Partnership with Adobe To Deliver Content Supply Chain Solution Using Generative AI (PR Newswire) - IBM and Adobe are partnering to provide generative AI services to companies to boost AI adoption. The services will enable businesses to build integrated content supply chain ecosystems that automate tasks, increase speed, and enhance stakeholders’ visibility across design and creative projects. The portfolio of Adobe consulting services will help customers use generative AI to increase productivity to create seamless and personalized customer experiences. (Read more)

Workers are hiding their AI productivity hacks from bosses. A Wharton professor says companies should get them to share (Yahoo Finance) - Employees are using AI to increase their productivity at work. Still, they are not sharing their discoveries with bosses for fear of getting in trouble. A Wharton professor suggests that companies offer incentives to get these workers to share how they're using AI. Companies should tempt employees to talk about this technology because the potential gains in productivity would make the trade-off worth it for organizations. (Read more)

🐦️ Tweet of the day

📖 Book writing - made easy

What did you think of today's newsletter?

Login or Subscribe to participate in polls.

And that does it for today's issue.

As always, thanks for reading. Have a great day, and see you next time! ✌️

— Haroon: (definitely) Not A Robot and @haroonchoudery on Twitter

P.S.: Check us out on our socials - snacks on us if you also hit follow :)

Join the conversation

or to participate.