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PLUS: ChatGPT + Robots

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Welcome back to your daily munch of AI news. Remember: if it gets stuck in your teeth then it’s just a snack for later.

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In this issue:

  • The world’s first AI-generated K-pop group 👯‍♀️

  • USA rules AI-generated images can’t be copyrighted 🖼️

  • ChatGPT + Robots 🦾

The world’s first AI-generated K-pop group 👯‍♀️

MAVE is the world’s first K-pop group with AI-generated performers.

The members of MAVE don’t sleep. They don’t eat. They do whatever their management company wants. This was a logical next step in an industry where K-pop stars are already expected to behave like robots.

Built by Metaverse Entertainment Inc., the girls you see dancing above don’t exist. They’re generated using Deepfake technology (yes the same Deepfake we wrote about last week).

Our prediction: Expect the most corporate genres of music to lean in hard.

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USA rules AI-generated images can’t be copyrighted 🖼️

Zarya Of the Dawn is a graphic novel illustrated using images generated using Midjourney, a tool that anyone can use to generate images from simple text descriptions.

The author submitted their work for copyright, but in a ruling earlier this week, the United States Copyright Office determined the images are not made by a human and therefore can not be copyrighted.

“the images in the Work that were generated by the Midjourney technology are not the product of human authorship”

United States Copyright Office

Why it matters: If you can’t copyright your creative work then you can’t stop anyone else from using it.

Imagine if the 2023 version of Disney used AI to generate Mickey Mouse—based on this ruling it would be impossible to build the Disney Corporation around that IP.

ChatGPT + Robots 🦾

Hungry? Just ask your robot to make you a sandwich.

That’s the future Microsoft is building towards with this research project that uses ChatGPT to control robots.

ChatGPT was able to control various robots such as a mechanical arm and a flying drone by writing code on the fly based in response to the commands the researchers gave it.

If this project makes it out of the lab, then the title of this newsletter might end up being a bit too literal 👀

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