Works created solely with AI are prohibited, but some created with the help of artificial intelligence may fall into certain categories, according to the Academy’s updated regulations. “A work that does not contain human authorship is not eligible in any category.”
Music creators must now contribute at least 20% of an album to earn a nomination. In the past, any producer, songwriter, engineer, or featured artist on an album could get an album of the year nomination, even if their contribution was minimal.
The use of AI has spread rapidly since November, when OpenAI launched ChatGPT, a free chatbot backed by Microsoft Corp that can generate human-like dialog from simple input. AI applications have proliferated, allowing users to animate photos, create avatars in movies, write songs, essays and articles, threatening to crowd out humans in many jobs.
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) are also fighting against the use of AI in the creative fields of screenwriting and acting.
The WGA wants to curb the use of AI in scriptwriting, while the SAG actors want to ensure that its members can control the use of their digital personas and receive adequate compensation.