British singer Sting predicted Thursday that artists will wage a “battle” to defend their work against the use of artificial intelligence in the music industry.
“The building blocks of music belong to us humans,” the 71-year-old ex-Police singer said in an interview with the BBC. “There will be a battle that we all have to fight in the coming years, which is to defend our human capital against artificial intelligence.”
Artificial intelligence is used to recreate the works of famous musicians. Fake works of artists such as Eminem, Drake, The Weeknd and Oasis were created using artificial intelligence.
Sting noted that “tools are useful”, but he believed that humans should control them, as “machines cannot be allowed to control, but care must be taken.”
And the artist added, before receiving, on Thursday, the highest awards of the “Ivor Academy” for music, that this technology “may work in the field of electronic music. But for songs that express feelings, I do not think that I will be affected.”